Every Friday, we at Casemate IPM bring you a delicious recipe hand-selected from one of the many cookery books we distribute. You should definitely try this at home!
Happy Friday! Today is a very special Food Friday in that we’re bringing you the first of what is sure to be many features from the wonderful Grub Street Publishing!
Today’s recipe comes from Deliciously Wheat, Gluten & Dairy Free. This title is beautifully illustrated with full-color photos, and it includes helpful anecdotes and serving suggestions with each recipe. You won’t believe how eating wheat, gluten & dairy free can be so tasty!
Antoinette Savill’s first book for Grub Street, Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free is one of their best-selling health titles. And so by popular demand, here is her latest collection of contemporary and delicious recipes to suit the seasons, all tastes, and all budgets.
Like her previous book this one is aimed at the millions of people suffering from food intolerances. If you are told that you must follow a wheat, gluten or dairy free diet, what can you safely eat? One thing is certain, you will have to start cooking for yourself at home since there are very few ready meals available that will be suitable for your restricted diet. The simplest and safest course is to prepare your own meals; that way you will know that your food does not include any hidden ingredients that might trigger your allergy or intolerance. The recipes are smart, modern, international and anything but depriving by using alternative ingredients such as coconut milk and rice flour. There are over 120 recipes for vegetarian dishes, lunches and suppers, soups and starters, main courses, fish and seafood, game and poultry, meat, desserts and puddings , cakes, muffins, cookies, breads and tarts.
There are lots of sweet delights in this book as these are often the foods that most celiacs think they will have to forego in their new eating regime, but as Antoinette Savill says in her Introduction “Simple homely comforts are always needed but treats and indulgences can also have a place in our weekly menus.” Another feature of the book is that the recipes are equally divided into slower and faster choices as a way of balancing the relaxing enjoyment of cooking and eating with the type of express cooking recipes we need in our hectic times.
This recipe is sure to be a hit at your next family dinner. It’s incredibly easy to make, and I’ll bet it’s just as delicious as it looks! Keep reading to learn how to make Beefsteak Tomatoes Stuffed with Garlic Prawns.
Beefsteak Tomatoes Stuffed with Garlic Prawns
This is an unbelievably easy recipe and so we have it often for lunch with a big salad and warm soda bread. Local, seasonal and ripe tomatoes are of course the best but if they are not in season then good quality vine-ripened organic tomatoes come pretty close. If you have to use smaller tomatoes then slice off the tops and use 8 tomatoes instead.
Wheat, gluten and can be dairy-free
4 large beefsteak tomatoes
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
225g/8oz fresh or frozen and defrosted prawns/shrimp cut into small pieces
6 heaped tablespoons white allergy-free breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lactose-free/goat’s butter or dairy-free sunflower spread
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C/200 Degrees C fan/425 degrees F/Gas Mark 7.
Cut the tomatoes in half horizontally, scoop the seeds out and discard. Place the tomatoes in an ovenproof dish. In a frying pan heat a little oil and gently fry the garlic and prawns until golden but not browned.
Meanwhile, mix the breadcrumbs in a bowl with the parsley and seasoning and then gently mix in the cooked prawns and juices. Stuff the mixture into the tomatoes, dot with butter or spread and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until hot and softened.
All recipe text and photo from pages 50-51 of Deliciously Wheat, Gluten & Dairy Free (Grub Street Publishing).
For more delicious wheat, gluten & dairy-free recipes like this one, purchase your copy of Deliciously Wheat, Gluten & Dairy Free here.
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