Chile relleno is another meatless meal, served in a mild salsa ranchero redolent of tomatoes.
Salted duck egg is a little unusual, but offers a unique platform for tomatoes.
I lived for my packages from home of eggplants and asparagus and tomatoes and broccoli and elephant garlic.
Jambalaya can have sausage, chicken, shrimp, or duck, tomatoes or no tomatoes; gumbo can be thick or thin or dark or light.
ELLIOT: tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, olive oil, sea salt—enough said.
While the tomatoes are on the fire boiling, set four ounces of rice on the fire with cold water and salt, and boil it till tender.
The tomatoes are filled with a tasty stuffing and then baked.
They stew it and fry it and broil it, and eat it as we do tomatoes.
Then put another layer of tomatoes, covering them in the same way with crumbs.
Through the meat chopper she put the tomatoes, onions, and pepper, then emptied them into a saucepan.
1753, earlier tomate (c.1600), from Spanish tomate (mid-16c.) from Nahuatl tomatl "a tomato," literally "the swelling fruit," from tomana "to swell." Spelling probably influenced by potato (1565).
A member of the nightshade family, all of which contain poisonous alkaloids. Introduced in Europe from the New World, by 1550 they regularly were consumed in Italy but grown only as ornamental plants in England and not eaten there or in the U.S. at first. An encyclopedia of 1753 describes it as "a fruit eaten either stewed or raw by the Spaniards and Italians and by the Jew families of England." Introduced in U.S. as part of a program by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (1789), but not commonly eaten until after c.1830.
Alternative name love apple and alleged aphrodisiac qualities have not been satisfactorily explained; perhaps from Italian name pomodoro, taken as from adorare "to adore," but probably actually from d'or "of gold" (in reference to color) or de Moro "of the Moors." Slang meaning "an attractive girl" is recorded from 1929, on notion of juicy plumpness.