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Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!

Tomate Aux Crevettes (Shrimp Stuffed Tomatoes)

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Belgian
Keyword tomate aux crevettes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories per serving 233 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes
  • 12,5 oz grey North Sea shrimp (350 g), peeled
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp strong mustard
  • ½ cup groundnut oil (120 ml)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a handful fresh parsley
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. You can peel the tomatoes if you prefer. Therefore make a little incision on the bottom and poach the tomatoes in hot water for 15 seconds.
  2. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  3. Then peel them. I kept the skins on. Slice off the tops of the tomatoes.
  4. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  5. Remove the inside and seeds. Clean it up nicely. Try not to pierce the skin.
  6. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  7. Then place the tomatoes in the fridge. Now make the mayonnaise (if you are using store-bought mayo, skip the following steps). Add the egg yolk and the strong mustard to a large mixing bowl. Season with a little pepper and salt.
  8. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  9. The yolk should be at room temperature. If the ingredients are too cold, the mayo will split more easily. Then beat the yolk mixture quickly using a large balloon whisk.
  10. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  11. Then add the groundnut oil, drop by drop. Whisk in between additions. Don’t add too much in the beginning or the mayo will split right away.
  12. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  13. Keep on whisking the egg yolk and oil mixture firmly until it becomes a little creamier and thicker. Then add little splashes of the groundnut oil. The mayo should gradually come together and start to look glossy. Take your time. Once you have added all the groundnut oil, add the lemon juice. This will make the mayo paler. Then check the seasoning of the thick mayo and add extra pepper, salt, strong mustard or lemon juice to taste.
  14. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  15. Transfer the grey shrimp to a large bowl and add the chopped parsley. Season with pepper and salt.
  16. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  17. Stir and then add the (freshly made) mayo.
  18. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  19. Stir the shrimp well again.
  20. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  21. With a tablespoon fill the empty tomatoes with the shrimp salad.
  22. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!
  23. Serve cold.
  24. Tomate aux crevettes, tomaat garnaal or shrimp stuffed tomatoes, a Belgian classic! Easy to make in advance and delicious!