Pomodori Ripieni con Pesto Pangrattato

Tomatoes with Pesto Breadcrumbs

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

  • About

Serve as part of an antipasti, and these tomatoes are also excellent as a garnish for roast lamb.

Ingredients

  • 10 ripe plum tomatoes
  • very good olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • a large handful

Method

Preheat the oven to 140–150°C/275–300°F/Gas 1–2. Oil a baking tray or gratin dish just big enough to hold the tomatoes in a single layer. Moisten this tray with a little water.

Cut the tomatoes in half longitudinally, and scoop out the seeds (one use for a melon baller, but a t