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Uber Tomato Sandwich filled with Boursin Mayonnaise
Fried Red Tomatoes with Flowers of
More Secret Red
This was no ordinary tomato, this was a Tesco’s Finest 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!