Italian Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients

4 lrg firm tomatoes
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1 pound hot or mild Italian sausage
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 fresh basil leaves julienned
Pulp from tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Sugar to taste
3 tablespoons sour cream

Preparation

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Cut off top quarter of each tomato; set tops aside. Carefully scoop out and reserve tomato pulp. Season empty tomato cavities with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2
Mix sausage with rice, parsley, and basil. Fill tomato cavities with sausage mixture and replace tomato tops. Spray tomatoes lightly with oil and place on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in center of cooking grate and grill for 20 to 25 minutes.
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Meanwhile, make the Sauce: Combine reserved tomato pulp with tomato sauce. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add sour cream and adjust seasoning to taste.
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Place some sauce on individual plates; top each plate with a stuffed tomato. Serve warm with grilled zucchini and crusty baguettes, if desired.
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This recipe yields 4 servings.
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Wine Recommendation: A wine match for this dish is easier than you might think; a zesty Dolcetto from Piemonte, Italy. Light-to-medium and fruit-forward, this red will match the meaty intensity of the sausage and the sweet acidity of the tomatoes.
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Beer Recommendation: If you prefer a beer, try a classic Italian lager, such as a Peroni or a Moretti. Both are perfect examples of the simple, thirst-quenching properties needed for to help this dish sing out its flavors.
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Comments: This delicious take on the tomato makes the most of summer's bounty with ingredients fresh from your garden. Serve as an appetizer for eight or a light lunch for four.

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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:51pm

Creator:

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