24 June 2012

One Tomato makes Two Lunches!


Yesterday …

Uber Tomato Sandwich filled with Boursin Mayonnaise
Nubbly Toast
Secret Red

Today ...

Fried Red Tomatoes with Flowers of Scotland
More Secret Red

This was no ordinary tomato, this was a Tesco’s Finest tomato, no less –


I've been Googling to try and find out what kind of tomato this is.  My brain is telling me Marmande but it’s been known to be wrong before and I wanted to check.  All I can find out is that it is “an Heirloom tomato”, I’d like to know more - any ideas?

For yesterday’s lunch I made myself a tomato sandwich of sorts, filling it with Boursin softened with mayonnaise which I can tell you tastes very good indeed. I ate some nubbly toast with it, quaffed some wine and wondered about the rest of the tomato as I’d only used 2 slices.


By today I had come up with a plan; Fried Red Tomatoes (based very closely on Fried Green Tomatoes)  but I couldn’t be bothered with flouring and egging so as I was making my Real Man a boiled ham and pease pudding sarnie (in truth about half a baguette) I dunked the tomato slices in the ham broth to help the panko crumbs stick and it worked a treat.


What’s the blue stuff?

I imagine it is borage.  I have had a jar of something in the corner of the cupboard for about a year and occasionally I spot it and think “hmm”.  This happened this morning so I decided to get it out and investigate – it is some kind of seasoning containing Scottish flowers so I had myself a sprinkle.  Slightly spicy, slightly salty, very pretty!  






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If  you think that's a big tomato - just look at this chap I met in France!!



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3 comments:

Suzy - Sudden Lunch said...

Commenting on my own post - a friend, Laura, has directed me to various sites and now I know I have just eaten a Costoluto Fiorentino for my lunch. Twice!

Thanks Laura!

debs said...

what a very pretty tomato!we used to get things like that in portugal but i don't know what type it is either!as for the flowers of scotland..could be heather?or even harebell?never seen any thing quite like that!

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