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Summer cooking, stuffed tomatoes

Summer cooking, stuffed tomatoes

This is one dish that will always mean summer to me, I don't have it any other time. This is simple summer cooking, stuffed tomatoes with an extremely herbie combo of mince pork and your favourite sausage mix. This is my mum's recipe, it was a regular in our house every summer. My dad's allotment at this time of year was bursting with vegetables of all kind. This was the South of France and we had plenty of gorgeous and juicy tomatoes of course, far too many actually. This recipe is super easy to make, and perfect for alfresco dining. So here it is, simple and oh! so delicious, stuffed tomatoes.

Ingredients: (this recipe will feed 4 to 6 people depending on appetite)

4 beef tomatoes and 4 small vine tomatoes

500 g mince pork

6 of your favourite sausages

thyme (as much as you like), finely chopped

4 spring onions finely chopped

parsley (as much as you like), finely chopped

one table spoon of tomato puree

one table spoon of mascarpone (strangely enough something like cottage cheese works just as well too)

one table spoon of soy sauce


Pre-heat your oven to 170°C (fan oven)

Start by mixing your mince with your sausage meat (take out the skin of the sausages). Add your spring onions, herbs, tomato puree, mascarpone and your soy. This mix can be made well in advance even the day before. It actually tastes better if you can.

Cut the top of your tomatoes, these will be used as your lid. Then, remove the flesh inside your tomato, don’t throw it away, as you can make a gorgeous tomato sauce with it. You may also freeze it if you are not going to be using it soon. Start filling your tomatoes with your mince, prick the side of your tomatoes with a knife. This will allow them to cook quicker and more evenly. Place them in an oven tray. Drizzle them with a bit of olive oil and pop in the oven for a good 45 minutes to an hour.

If you are vegetarian, you can replace the mince with cooked rice mixed with finely chopped courgettes for example.

Local suppliers worth checking out for this recipe: Burwash LarderRadmore Farm shop Long Horn Farm shopFor a flavour of our cooking and baking classes click here

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x


Cookery demonstrations at Burwash Manor

Cookery demonstrations at Burwash Manor

As part of Eat Cambridge food and drink festival,  Burwash Manor and the Larder are organising their annual “Spring Feast”. This fringe event is taking place this Sunday 19th May, from 10 am until 4 pm.


As part of the event, I will be running a number of cooking demonstrations, celebrating the wonderful spring produce of Burwash.

I love this time of year when vegetables and fruits start to make their appearance. I have been busy in my own garden, and I’m already harvesting the goodness of spring. So, this Sunday, I intend to showcase a few ingredients, that for me mean spring. So, there will be asparagus, radishes, new potatoes, spring onions, strawberries…I am going to show you some very simple recipes that you can do at home. And you know me, I will surprise you with some recipes you may not have thought of or even tried.

Entry to the event is free, so come along, there will also be plenty to sample.

Burwash has also invited a certain number of traders, amongst them:

  • Chihuahuas mexican street food
  • Cambridge cider and Cambridge Craft beer pop-up bars
  • Coffee in the coolest land Rover ever The Rural Coffee project
  • Dove Cote Bakery Sunday Bun day stall

I hope to see some of you this Sunday

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x