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Vietnamese   -   Saigon Stuffed Tomatoes (Vietnam)   adapted from Dining with Headhunters

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 6 Ounces Ground Pork
  • 4 Cloves Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 2 Medium Shallot -- finely chopped
  • 2 Medium Scallion -- finely chopped
  • 1 Pinch Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper
  • 4 Large Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Directions heat the tablespoon of oil in a pan, saute the 2 cloves of garlic for 1 minute or until fragrant. add tomato pasta and cook for 1 minute. add water, fish sauce, sugar, and soy sauce. bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes. In a bowl, combine pork, 4 cloves garlic, shallots, scallions, sugar, fish sauce and pepper. mix well. cut off and discard tomato tops. scoop out the pulp. allow to drain on paper towels for 10 minutes. stuff tomatoes with pork mixture. heat oil in wide skillet. add tomatoes, meat side down, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. turn tomatoes, meat side up, cover, simmer for 5 minutes. transfer to platter with slotted spoon and pour sauce over them.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00

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