Stuffed Tomatoes with Parmesan, Garlic, and Basil

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2000

Say goodbye to bland, waterlogged stuffed tomatoes. The key is to draw out excess moisture by salting prior to stuffing.

SERVES 6 as a side dish

TIME 50 minutes, plus 30 minutes standing

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We uncovered a few techniques for success while developing our best stuffed tomato recipe: To combat sogginess, we salted and drained the tomatoes prior to stuffing. We used homemade bread crumbs as a base for a stuffing that also included ...

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