Magic Broiled Tomatoes
Makes 2 servings
Quick and easy to make, this dish is a perfect accompaniment to just about any meat, fish, or poultry main course. Try this recipe in the morning for a real change of pace.
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2 medium size tomatoes, peeled
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons Chef Paul Prudhomme's Vegetable Magic®
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional
how to prepare
Preheat the broiler. Slice an "X" into the tops of the tomatoes to about halfway down and set them aside.
Make a paste of the butter, Vegetable Magic, and, if desired, the Parmesan cheese. Spread half of the mixture on top of each tomato, pushing a little of the mixture down into the scoring. Place the tomatoes in a shallow pan, seasoned side up. Broil with the tomato tops about 1-inch from the heat until the tops are brown and crusty, about 3 minutes. Spoon the juices from the bottom of the pan over the tops and serve immediately.
Cooking Tip: Keep broiler door slightly cracked during cooking.