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Sunday, April 19, 2009


What you may ask is a T.M.T.? It is a Tuna Melt Tomato. They could be just called Stuffed Tomatoes, but T.M.T. sounds WAY cooler.

A few days ago Greg from Sippity Sup had announced a tomato contest, I figured why not? So, here's my entry. Besides, I felt like eating something relatively light after that feast from last week. =)

Tuna Melt Tomatoes

4 Medium sized tomatoes
1 5oz can tuna (in oil)
2 tsp Mayo
2 tsp Sweet Relish
1 C Panko Crumbs
Shredded Mild Cheddar
A few pieces of romaine lettuce.

Preheat the oven 350˚F.

Cut the tops off of the tomatoes. Then carefully cut and scoop out the ribs and seeds, making it into a hollow bowl. Set Aside.

Drain most, but not all of the oil from the tuna. Mix in Mayo, relish and panko crumbs. Blend thoroughly.

Divide the tuna mixture evenly among the tomatoes and top with some cheddar cheese.

Drizzle a little olive oil in a baking pan and place the tomatoes over.

Bake for 20 to 25 min. Serve immediately. Place the tomatoes over the lettuce leaves on a dish

The best way to enjoy this is to place some of the tuna and tomato in the lettuce leaf and eat it like a wrap.



Anonymous said...

YUM!!! I could probably eat 30 of those in one sitting. :)


Christo Gonzales said...

could this be my new favorite.....hmmmmm I would have to say yes!

Jenn said...

eric: Better stock up on those tomatoes then. =)

doggy: That's right, you love tuna melts! I just remembered.

vanillasugarblog said...

I'm not a tuna fish kinda girl (only sushi), but I do eat a lot of cheese & tomato melts, with the ocassional turkey thrown in.

Anonymous said...

Growing up I never liked tuna, but as an adult I definitely have a strong appreciation for it. These sandwiches look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love tomatoes and love tuna melts - so these sound great together!

gail said...

YUM!!!! So cute, and healthy too. mmmmmm.

Jenn said...

dawn: Turkey is a good substitute, too.

oysterculture: Thanks. I've always loved tuna. i used to have tuna sandwiches for lunch growing up.

5 Star Foodie: It's a little experiment gone correct.

Gail: Healthy, indeed! And, of course, delish!

the wicked noodle said...

Looks healthy and delicious! I LOVE stuffed tomatoes. Your photos have me drooling!

Tangled Noodle said...

Looks great! I wish I could come up with something for Sup's contest.

When I saw the title of this post, the first thing that popped to mind was AC/DC: "T.M.T. Oy! Oy! It's dy-na-MITE!" 8-D

Jen @ said...

Oooh - these look great! I absolutely love tuna melts. Sounds like a great healthy lunch option for this week!

Jenn said...

Wicked Noodle: Don't drool on the keyboard, though. lol.

Tangled Noodle: Gotta love AC/DC. Black album of my all time favs.

Jen: Thanks. :-P

Reeni said...

This is gourmet tuna if I've ever seen it! This puts mine to shame! I will definitely give this a try-what a nice little spin on a tuna melt!

Jenn said...

Reeni: I'd say both our tuna dishes are equally gourmet. They would become good friends standing next to each other.

Zriz said...

That's another way of making it! I haven't tried stuffed tomatoes before...I tried stuffed peppers and it was yummy... I'm sure this one would be, too!

Haaayyy another dish to add to my already long list of "must eats" LOL

Pam said...

I love this recipe - it's creative, healthy and tasty. Nicely done.

Jenn said...

Zriz: Yum, I love stuffed peppers. I think that should be next on my list.

Pam: Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Half-way between Japan, France and the States as a concept!LOL

Jenn said...

Robert: That's a good. I hadn't thought of it that way.

NanaLana said...

Wow! Looks so good. Great for a summer lunch. Or spring. Or fall :-)

Jenn said...

NanaLana: Thank you. So far the weathers been kind enough to let us have some spring and summertime cooking.

Bread and Jam said...

Thank you for the delicious idea that is going to add some variety to the lunch rut I am currently in! Can't wait to try these.

Jenn said...

Bread and Jam: Thanks. Enjoy making them.

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