Weekend Wokking round-up featuring tomatoes. Well, it's here! The submissions this month came from all over the globe and were wonderfully varied. Caprese salad from the Philippines, anyone? Or how about tomato and pork stir-fry from Serbia? So without further ado, here are the submissions:
Tomato Bread Salad submitted by Where's the Bubbler? (I love the story behind the name!) from Southern California. Fresh tomatoes tossed with herbs, red onion, ciabatta cubes and a lemon dressing. Along with Caprese salad, this has to be one of the best ways to enjoy tomatoes at their peak!
Tomato and Cheese Bake submitted by Heart and Hearth. Melted cheese atop a delicious tomato? And they're perfect with cocktails? Yes please!
Ketchup Prawns submitted by NoobCook. A dish that combines one of my favorite condiments with one of my favorite proteins?! In a stir-fry? I will definitely be trying this one soon!
Chicken Tomato Curry submitted by Tigerfish of teczcape-an escape to food. The combination of curry powder, sweet onions and tomatoes give this dish the perfect flavor combination--spicy and tangy.
Insalata Caprese submitted by Manggy of No Special Effects from the Philippines. What a wonderfully simple yet elegant dish. This is the way everyone wants to eat tomatoes when they are in season.
Vietnamese Stuffed Tomatoes submitted by Wandering Chopsticks from Southern California. What a delicious twist on stuffed tomatoes! I can almost taste the savory stuffing contrasting beautifully with the sweetness of the tomato. And a beautiful presentation leaving the stems on!
Ravioli "Caprese" submitted by sisters TS and JS of [eatingclub] vancouver from Vancouver, Canada. Who wouldn't love homemade ravioli stuffed with roasted tomatoes, basil and boccocini topped with balsamic reduction and herb infused oil??? Oh my goodness, this decadent dish could certainly make a girl swoon!
Egg and tomato submitted by gaga in the kitchen (I love that name!). In case you weren't aware, fried eggs with tomatoes is a Chinese dish. And I always thought this was a Thai dish because it was a standard in our house too. LOL Served over steamed rice, there's nothing easier and more comforting!
Stuffed Tomatoes submitted by Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen from Canada. This is the most creative presentation I've encountered for stuffed tomatoes. A fresh tomato stuffed with chicken salad. This is perfect summer fare.
Tomato Pork submitted by Palachinka. This dish sounds and looks like my kind of comfort food. Pork stir-fried with seasonal vegetables in a sauce of douchi (aka fermented black beans), garlic and tomato puree. Sounds perfect served with a bowl of steaming rice.
Tomato and Thai Eggplant Stir-fry submitted by Blazing Hot Wok. Fresh tomatoes are always best IMO, but it wouldn't be too hard to convince me to take them in this spicy-sweet yet savory stir-fry!
Thanks to all the participants! Please remember to link the round-up to your post.
Now for next month's secret ingredient....
Are you ready???
I think we're doing so well with the Nightshade family, let's stick with it. First the potato, then the tomato, and now it's EGGPLANT!!
I know you all have a special eggplant dish you want to share so get to it! Palachinka is hosting this month. Submissions should be sent to palachinkablog(at)gmail(dot)com by Sunday, August 31.