Spiced Cream Cheese & Prosciutto Cherry Tomatoes

Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I love these little bites of yummy flavor, and if you count the number of requests I get from my clients to make them, they must be a hit.

I change out the filling now & then, but this is my favorite combination.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

12-14
cherry tomatoes
2 oz
cream cheese, at room temperature
1 oz
prosciutto, finely chopped
1 pinch
sweet paprika
1 pinch
cayenne pepper (optional)
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
Gather your ingredients.
3
Cut a small slice off the top of the tomatoes.
4
Scoop out the insides.
5
Chef’s Note: Coring these small tomatoes is the most difficult part of this recipe. You could use a small spoon, or a grapefruit knife; even a strawberry pitter. Once you find the best tool that works for you, you should be able to power through this process.
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Chef’s Note: Save the insides of the cored tomatoes… You will need them in just a bit.
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Sprinkle the inside of the cored tomatoes with a bit of salt, and place upside-down on a paper towel.
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Chef’s Note: Let the tomatoes drain for 15 minutes.
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Meanwhile, take the tomato guts, and finely mash.
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In a small bowl add the cream cheese, mashed tomatoes, prosciutto, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper.
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Thoroughly combine the ingredients.
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Add about a teaspoon of the filling to each of the cored tomatoes.
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Chef’s Tip: It will be easier to add the filling if you place the ingredients in a small Ziploc bag, and then cut off a tip. Or, you could use a pastry bag with a large tip.
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PLATE/PRESENT
15
Serve on a plate as a group, or put them on individual serving spoons. Enjoy.
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Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American