Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hot Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

Per Serving (1/4th of recipe, 1 stuffed tomato): 3 Points+
141 calories, 2g fat, 340mg sodium, 22g carbs, 8.25g fiber, 7g sugars, 13.5g protein

The recipe: "300 under 300", pages 168 - 169

I think I have decided after making this that, other than tuna-mac or tuna noodle casserole, I do not like hot tuna dishes.  I previously tried Hungry Girl's Totally Terrific Tuna Melt, and it was the worst review I have given an HG dish yet.  I am not going to give this recipe a good review, either.  As a matter of fact, this was so inedible that my husband and I each took two bites, and just couldn't eat any more.  Sadly, the food ended up going down the drain.  I did eat the tomato itself, but the filling was so gross I just couldn't eat it.  It just plain didn't taste good, and the texture of the Fiber One with the garbanzo beans and tuna was just weird.  Plus, being stuffed into a tomato was a little weird, too.  I am used to stuffed bell peppers, but the tomato in this recipe seemed to overpower the other flavors.  Mostly all I was tasting was the tomato with the background flavor of the gross filling.

Looking at the photo, it doesn't even look appetizing!  Actually, it is so gross looking that it is making me laugh right now.  :)  My husband asked me how I even thought that this recipe sounded good in the first place.  It has tuna, Fiber One cereal, garbanzo beans, bell pepper, etc. all baked inside a tomato.  I don't often cook with tuna, so I thought this might be a good way to cook something different.  Oh, well.  Back to the drawing board.  I will probably avoid hot tuna recipes for a while, though!

1 comment:

  1. That's tellin' it like it is!  I like the idea of the recipe, stuffing (what should be) yummy flavors into a 'mato and baking it. This is where I'd experiment. Try other ingredients to see if I could tweak up the taste to delicious. Yeah Fiber One? How about rice instead. ☺