|The finished product.|
Trying out another one of the recipes off the new Dukan Diet cookbook newly available in Canada and the U.S. This one is found on page 246.
Shrimp-Stuffed Tomatoes, doesn't that sound yummy? I'm a big fan of shrimp so I just had to try this one out, and the picture in the book looks really appetizing.
The recipe was a success, even though it didn't look at thing like in the book and wasn't nearly as delicious tasting as I had anticipated it would taste.
1 lbs 2 ounces tomatoes (I just used 4 large tomatoes)
Salt and pepper
1 1/4 lbs shrimp, cooked and shelled with tails removed
1 tsp mustard
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup ff plain Greek yogurt
Hard boil the eggs. (The book goes into extensive detail on how to boil your eggs. I wont be posting it word for word here, but if you don't know how to boil an egg I suggest googling it.)
Now the book is written pretty confusingly about the next steps. Jumping all over the place. I have re-arranged the instructions for your reading benefits, this isn't the first time I have had this issue with Dukan recipes. Ahhh well.
|Hollowed out tomatoes and mashed shrimp and egg filling.|
For the Actual Tomato Part
Cut the tomatoes in half and scoop out their insides. I would keep the insides to make a homemade salsa or to put on salad, the book insists on discarding them, does that mean throw them out? Don't throw them out. Wasteful book suggestions, obviously not Dukan-ing on a budget.
Now, sprinkle the hollowed out tomatoes with salt to taste and place on a plate to drain (I just left them upside down on the cutting board.)
Now, cut two of the hard boiled eggs in half and, in a food processor, combine with the shrimp and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Since I do not have a food processor I simply mashed the mixture and it was absolutely fine.
|I suggest adding a teensy bit of dill to make this "sauce" even better. Prawn says it was very mustard-ey, he isn't a fan of mustard to begin with though.|
For the "Sauce" (Not Pictured In The Book)
Now cut the other 2 hard boiled eggs in half. Take the yolks and crush them with the back of a fork in a small bowl.
Add the mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I didn't have lemon juice so I mixed in some lemon and dill seasoning.
Mix in the yogurt and stir until thoroughly combine.
|"Deviled Eggs" made with the leftover egg whites, leftover shrimp and some of the "Sauce"|
I really liked this "sauce" so what I did instead of throwing out the egg whites not used in the making of the "sauce", I made "deviled eggs" by taking the egg whites and stuffing them with the "sauce" and adding a leftover shrimp. It was pretty yummy! Not mayonnaise? You could have had me fooled!
When ready to serve, top the stuffed tomatoes with the yogurt sauce.
|Tried broiling the tomatoes, didn't really notice a major difference in taste. You could easily eat this raw.|
Now in the picture the tomatoes looked somewhat cooked? So I thought maybe he skipped an instruction and you had to broil it or bake it or something. I put it in the toaster oven and it did absolutely nothing in terms of taste, and cooking the tomato made it mushier than I would have liked it.
Prawn says the tomatoes pictured in the book were torched. Ah. Well there you have it.
This recipe isn't a meal, it was more like an appetizer. Really yummy nonetheless.