Dulse and tomato go together! The saltiness of the seaweed combined with the sweetness of the tomato complement each other to create an umami* flavour bomb! This recipe using Mara Seaweed can be adapted to suit different palates – you could put in fewer olives, add parmesan and mushrooms, or more Dulse to change the balance of flavours.
If you are worried about catering for vegetarians this christmas, this dish should more than satisfy as a starter!
*Umami is the "fifth taste", after sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Read more about it here
2 garlic cloves
1 large onion finely chopped
12 black olives pitted and roughly chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp Dulse
3 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 ½ tbsp chopped capers
Trim off about 1 cm from the top of each tomato and discard.
Remove seeds and most of flesh, leaving a clean shell.
Lightly dust inside of tomatoes with Dulse
Preheat oven to 160C
Cook onion, garlic and olives in medium pan for 5-6 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in 30g breadcrumbs, oregano, parsley, Dulse, chopped mint and capers.
Fill tomatoes with herb stuffing, pressing down gently.
Put in greased ovenproof dish and drizzle with oil.
Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Click here to shop for your delicious seaweed
For more great vegetarian recipies head to our recipe page on our website