The first time I heard of Kumato was from Kenny’s Blog – Chic Eats . Ever since then , I have been on the look out for it in Jusco. To my delight, I saw them at the supermarket section of Jusco yesterday. Needless to say out of curiosity, I bought a pack home . I have never seen this ‘ black tomato ’ before and finally was able to feel it and taste it :)) They are known as black tomato, color actually ranges from dark green to a deep brownish-red when ripe. Has a thicker skin and more juicy than the regular ones. Sweeter and have a stronger aroma than regular tomatoes. Juicy and high in vitamin C and anti-oxidants, kumatoes are rich in lycopene, a cartotenoid believed to reduce the risk of cancer….wow lotz of goodness in these kumato tomatoes :))
I had no idea how I am going to cook then when I bought them….use them in salad or soups sounds very plain so I decided to bake them with black pepper sausage bits and mozzarella cheese instead….awww this sounds delicious isn’t it?
You can either served it as or as accompaniment to your roast chicken.
kumato tomatoes are sweeter than the regular
I love it but it is pricey compared to the regular ones
a pack of 6 costs RM6.90
mouthwatering and aromatic filling to die for.........
topped it with mozzarella and mixed herbs
a peek into what I ate for dinner last nite .......
the sinfully rich cheesilicious stuffed kumato tomato.
See the mozzarella oozing out.......so yummy and flavorful!
I experience the deep satisfaction to have
contributed something wonderful to my belly LOL!
Cheesy Baked Stuffed Kumato Tomato
3 kumato tomatoes
fresh italian parsley
1 red onion - diced
1 black pepper sausage - diced
1 slice of wholemeal bread - diced
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp mixed herbs
2 tbsp mozzarella cheese -diced
ground black pepper * optional
extra mozzarella cheese
Wash and clean the kumato tomatoes, cut off the top part and scoop out the seeds. Mix ingredients A together and leave it to stand for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 175ºC . Stuffed the kumoto tomatoes with the combined ingredients A. Place them on a baking tray greased with olive oil. Top it with mozzarella cheese and mixed herbs. Drizzle generously olive oil on the kumato tomatoes and baked for 20-25 minutes till the mozzarella cheese is oozing over the kumato and crispy brown. Serve immediately.
Quote of the day
" Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. "
~ Mark Twain ~