• 3servings
  • 70minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B2, B3, B9, B12, C, D, P
MineralsNatrium, Chromium, Silicon, Calcium, Potassium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 9 tomatoes

  2. 9 rashers of bacon

  3. 85 g mature cheddar cheese

  4. dashes of Worcestershire sauce

  5. 1 tsp mustard

  6. 1/2 onion

  7. 3 cloves

  8. 600 ml milk

  9. 50 g butter

  10. 40 g flour

  11. 1 bay leaf

  12. 1 tsp English mustard

  13. salt , and freshly ground pepper

  14. pinch of nutmeg , freshly grated

  15. 85 g couscous

  16. 60 g pine kernels , toasted

  17. 2 handfuls of seedless raisins

  18. 1/2 bunch of flat leaf parsley , finely chopped

  19. 1/2 bunch of fresh mint , finely chopped

  20. juice of 2 lemons

  21. zest of 1 lemons , grated

  22. 8 tbsp olive oil

  23. pinch of ground cumin

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. First prepare the Béchamel sauce. Stud the onion half with the cloves. Place it in a pan with the milk and bring to a gentle simmer.

  2. Meanwhile, in a separate, heavy-based saucepan, melt the butter gently, then slowly stir in the flour to form a paste. Cook stirring for about 1 minute over moderate heat, then slowly pour in the hot milk through a sieve, stirring constantly.

  3. Once all the milk has been mixed in, add in the bay leaf and mustard. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and a pinch of nutmeg and simmer for 20 minutes stirring now and then.

  4. To make the couscous stuffing, soak the couscous according to packet instructions.

  5. In a large bowl, mix the soaked couscous with the pine nuts, raisins, parsley, mint, lemon juice and zest, olive oil and cumin. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, mixing well.

  6. Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas 3.

  7. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Add in the tomatoes and blanch for one minute. Drain, cool and peel.

  8. While the tomatoes are cooling, gently fry the bacon on both sides in a dry non-stick frying pan.

  9. Slice a 'lid' off each tomato (reserving the lids) and carefully scoop out the seeds. Stuff each hollowed-out tomato with a little of the couscous mixture.

  10. . Top each tomato with a tomato lid and wrap each one with a rasher of bacon, securing the bacon with a cocktail stick.

  11. . Mix the Cheddar, nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce and mustard into the béchamel sauce and check the seasoning.

  12. . Spoon just enough of the Béchamel sauce into a large ovenproof dish to cover the base. Fill the dish with the bacon-wrapped tomatoes and pour over the remaining Béchamel sauce.

  13. . Bake the tomatoes for 40 minutes.

  14. . Serve straight from the oven.


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