Stuffed Tomatoes with Fried Leeks

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Appears in

Rhodes Around Britain

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1994

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Plum tomatoes come mostly either from Italy or the USA. When cooked, they have a better taste and texture than the ordinary salad tomato. They can be found in large supermarkets, but if you can’t get them just use the others. This recipe makes an attractive vegetarian main course or a tasty starter.


  • 6 large plum or salad tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • freshly grated nutmeg


Remove the eyes from the tomatoes and split them in half top to bottom. Scoop out and discard the seeds and juice. Season with salt and pepper.

To make the stuffing, melt the butter in a pan and cook the sliced shallots for a few minutes. Add the spinach and cook on a high heat for a further 2–3 minutes until softened. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Warm the mashed potatoes and wo