Shrimp Stuffed Tomatoes

1 lb small, round tomatoes (I used campari)
8 oz cooked salad shrimp*
1 dill pickle spear, minced
1/4 cup finely minced celery
3 tablespoons-1/4 cup finely minced onions
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
1 tablespoon Old Bay
juice + zest of one lemon

Cut the top of the tomato off and core it. Mix together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon the salad into the tomatoes. Serve.

*Really, really tiny shrimp. I find it in the freezer section.

My thoughts:

I enjoyed these more than I thought I would. Not that any part of the recipe was unappealing but I wasn’t sure if there would be texture issues with the tomato/shrimp combo. Luckily there was not. Growing up I used to eat a tuna salad stuffed tomato (from our garden, not a small one like these) which I honestly think I got the idea for from a Strawberry Shortcake cookbook I bought in a Scholastic order in about 1984. But stuffed tomatoes were good then and they are good now. Who doesn’t like a dish that is both easy to make and delicious? They worked equally well as appetizers and lunch.


  1. So elegant!

  2. I am going to have to try this the next time we have some leftover shrimp! My sister-in-law made BLT-stuffed tomatos for the holidays, so I'm now on a 'shove-it-in-a-tomato-and-eat-it' phase. Perfect timing for this!

  3. what a cool idea.

  4. yum.. sounds great!!!
    Happy weekend.

  5. In Belgium, tomatoes are stuffed with the very small, grey shrimp. It is the best!

  6. I love those shrimp! I wish we had them here. I ate them daily when I visited.