My idea for meatless Friday - Stuffed tomatoes
There are only two weeks left until Easter and in Lithuania we have a kind of tradition not to eat meat on Fridays leading to Easter. Generally people swap meat with fish, but why not to try to be a vegetarian just for a day!!! I love vegetarian food and I know that I could live without it, but I am not vegetarian because I love various food and love different flavours that different type of food can give.
What we need:
6 big tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp of olive oil
a handful of herbs ( parsley, mint, basil, thyme)
4 tbsp of fine bulgur ( you can also use couscous, barley, buckweat or rice!)
What we have to do:
1. Wash the tomatoes and cut the top of it. Scoop out the seeds and some of the soft part of the tomatoes.
2. Preheat oil in a pan, add chopped onion and garlic, fry for 2 minutes. Then add the inside of tomatoes ( seeds, juice and the soft part), season with salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add bulgur. Mix it, turn the heat off and let it sit for 5 minutes.
3. Mix bulgur and tomatoes with herbs, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and stuff the tomatoes.
4. Place them in a heat proof dish and bake for 15 minutes in 175C oven. Serve hot or cold!!! It can be also served as a side dish! Enjoy!!!