Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baked Stuffed Kumatoes - for a Sumptuous Sunday Brunch

Kumato = Brown Tomato ?? , yeah almost... as per wikipedia Kumato is a trade name given to the variety of tomato developed in Spain. It is a green to reddish brown, and sweeter than typical tomatoes. I have always had Kumatoes in varios salad forms. This time I thought of using this stuffed tomato recipe from allrecipes.com to do something different, stuff my Kumatoes with couscous. The recipe is simple, fun, full of flavors & very nutritious. So lets see how we go about stuffing & baking my Kumatoes.

Love these Brown Beauties

Ingredients: -
4 medium Kumatoes
1 vegetable broth
1/4 cup freshly chopped tomatoes.
1 cup couscous
1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (for topping)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or Spinach
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt to Taste


Directions: -
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cut the fresh tomatoes crosswise in half and scoop out the pulp; set aside. 
Invert the Kumato shells on paper towels to drain.
In a small saucepan, bring the veggie broth and tomatoes to a boil. 
Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the couscous. 
Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir in the mozzarella cheese, basil, mint and pepper. 
Place the Kumato shells in an 11x7 inch baking dish. 
Spoon the couscous mixture into the shells, pressing the mixture firmly into the shells.
Top with some shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.


Flavors were yummm & texture of the filling was great, cheese topping perfectly complemented the textured filling.

Loved the way this melted cheese is oozing out !!!

All my Kumatoes disappeared quick, definitely made the Sunday Brunch-eon effort worthwhile.
Hope you liked the recipe & will give it a try.
And yes, dont forget to tell me how you did !!!

Cheers, Sonia




16 comments:

Sravs said...

Very new to me !! Looks appetizing!!

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~~louise~~ said...

They sure do look "brunchie" & delicious Sonia. I've never had Kumatoes. I may just have to give them a try!

Thanks for sharing...

Ramya said...

Thatz new to me Kumatoes!! Looks lovely! The stuffed cheesy tomatoes looks awesome!

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

Your recipe and foot photography are exceptional - truly a cut above the rest. It was a pleasure to read this post!

Kiri W. said...

How interesting, I'd never heard of kumatoes! :) Looks delicious, I love stuffed tomatoes.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

beautiful, just beautiful and so creative using kumatoes!

Sonia said...

Thanks ladies for the words of appreciation. Cheers, Sonia

Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate said...

Love this.. and I've learned a new word!

Peggy said...

I've never used kumatoes before, but these look quite lovely!

Priya said...

Fabulous dish,simply makes me hungry..

Hind said...

wow Sonia!!!Your this dish is extraordinarily good.Presentation & photography superb.I am big fan of your blog!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Yummy!! Love the spring flavors in this recipe ;)

Cooking Rookie said...

Beautiful shots!

Rituparna said...

Those Kumatoes look gorgeous.I am sure using tomatoes would be equally delicious.Gotta try these soon.

Peggy said...

I've never tried a kumato before, but these stuffed ones look amazing!

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