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Posted on 18 June 2012 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato and Cucumber Sandwich with Sumac Onions and Yogurt Dressing

By David Harbilas

I doubt this is a traditional Turkish recipe, but it does make use of a Turkish staple in sumac onions.

Sumac is a lemony spice used widely in Middle Eastern cuisine. (The fruit does not come from any of the poison varieities, which contain the allergen urushiol that causes the characteristic rash.)

This sandwich balances the heat of fresh sliced onion with the sweetness from the tomato as well as the cooling effects of the yogurt and cucumber.

Since the flavors in this sandwich are quite bold it isn’t necessary to use the best tomatoes available, though it obviously won’t hurt.

Serves 2

1 large or 2 small red slicing tomatoes
½ cucumber, sliced
1 yellow onion, julienned Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 26 January 2012 by tomatocasual.com

Fried Fish Sandwich with Roasted Tomato Remoulade

By David Harbilas

This dish can be done a number of ways with similar effects.

Rather than making an actual remoulade with the tomatoes folded into the sauce, one could simply lay slices of slowly roasted tomato confit on the sandwich.

Even slices of very ripe, lightly seasoned raw tomato can be used, provided they are very fresh and ripe.

Personally, I like using the confit as part of the sauce, as it really melds with the other ingredients to create something unique.

Makes two sandwiches

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Posted on 06 January 2011 by tomatocasual.com

A Better Grilled Cheese Sandwich

croque_monsieur_001By David Harbilas

I have never been much of a fan of grilled tomato and cheese sandwiches.

Maybe the reason is that most tomatoes are either hard and flavorless or so full of water that the sandwich turns to mush.

An easy solution to the problem is to make a tomato confit by peeling, seeding and quartering the tomato to make filets of the flesh, then roasting the tomato slowly to create a sweet but not overly juicy slice of the fruit.

American cheese has also been a pet peeve of mine, though it does melt well.

Mixing and matching cheeses is rarely a problem, though Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 12 November 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Crab Salad Sandwich with Last of the Year Tomatoes, Avocado, and Arugula

arugula1By David Harbilas

At this time of the year there are two vegetables that seem to be destined to be paired together: tomatoes and arugula.

Arugula can only be grown in the spring and fall; it bolts very quickly in hot weather, turning it tough, bitter, and inedible.

Tomatoes seem to be a perfect partner, sweet and smooth where arugula can be unforgiving and peppery.

A simple crab salad sandwich is an excellent way to enjoy these two ingredients, and it’s important to use the last tomatoes on the vine, those that seem to take the longest to ripen and hold their juice better than the rest.

Makes 4 sandwiches

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Posted on 11 July 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Roasted Tomato Aioli

tomato-sandwichBy David Harbilas

Tomatoes obviously pair well with other vegetables, but few seem to think of using them in spreads.

The sweetness of roasted plum tomatoes adds depth to aioli, the Provencal garlic mayonnaise, making a boring vegetable sandwich something memorable.

The sauce also works well with grilled chicken and fish.

Makes about 2 cups of aioli

for the aioli:

  • two plum tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • about 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • about ¼ cup cold water
  • juice of 1 lemon Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on 29 June 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Ode to the Tomato: Ultimate BLT Recipe Collection

bltBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Nothing beats a fresh tomato from one’s own garden.

Biting into the tomato is bliss that only the most famous poets can describe.

But another way the naked tomato can be served is the simple BLT.

I have often wondered who invented this so simple sandwich that practically covers all food groups in each bite.

The BLT can be rustic or gourmet and can be found at local dinners, fine dining establishments and even at the local gas station in the South. The simple BLT can be served for lunch and dinner or if on a low carb diet as a salad. The following recipes create 1 serving.

Basic BLT

Ingredients

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