The One about the Stuffed Tomatoes with Tuna and Feta Cheese and Itlog na Maalat with Kamatis

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As I don’t eat bread as much, I’m always finding alternatives of eating breads, rice, flour, wheat, corn, etc.

So, I was in the mood to eat stuffed tomatoes with tuna and feta cheese.

 

Ingredients are as follows:

4 big tomatoes (heirloom beefsteak tomatoes would be great!) and cut in half and remove inner core (keep the core)

1 cucumber without the skin and diced.

3 ounces of crumbled feta cheese (most grocery stores sell 3 oz. feta cheese)

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

A few pinches of parsley

(optional) 2 teaspoons of fresh dill

(optional) 1 tablespoon of oregano

1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2-3 cans of tuna

Place tuna (with salt and pepper and oregano) on top of the tomatoes as seen above.  Then mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.  After mixing, place the mix on top of the tuna/tomato.  And that is it! It’s ready to serve!

And as for the tomato inner core than you saved….

Here is something that I loved growing up.  A Filipino dish that my mother cooked and one should give it a try!

Itlog na Maalat with Kamatis

Itlog (eet-low-g) means egg in tagalog (a Filipipino dialect), Maalat (mah-ah-lat) means salty, Kamatis (ka-ma-tis) means tomato.

Boil 4-6 eggs and then after boiling removed the hard shell and cut into egg chunks

Dice the tomato core you saved (or dice new tomatoes with the skin)

I like to use salt and herb (I use a Mediterranean Erbe & Sale) on top.

And this is optional but this is what makes the dish quite special, add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and that’s it!

Mix it up and it’s ready to serve!


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Dennis A. Amith