Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lebanese Stuffed Kalabassa/Zucchini

This is one of my favorite Lebanese recipes; i've tried making it before but it didn't turn out so well cause the zucchini was really thick and it didn't cook. This time i went to the Lebanese grocery store and i lucked out they had just received some veggies including the Kalabassa/Zucchini.

Here's the recipe i used:

8 small or medium zucchinis
1 tomato
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1/2 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp tomato paste or 1 can tomato sauce
3-4 cloves garlic
1-2 Tbsp dried mint
Juice of 1 Lemon
Salt and Pepper

1-Core the zucchinis till none of the seeds are left then wash them clean.
2-Combine the rice, the meat,  crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Squeeze the tomato juice on them and combine.
3-Stuff the zucchini with the mixture 3/4 of the way, leaving a little space for the rice the cook.
4-Set them in the pot standing as upright as possible and cover them with water/tomato sauce. I used 1 can of tomato sauce and the rest was water to cover the zucchinis.
5-Season with salt and pepper if needed.
6-Cook for about 30 minutes.
7-Crush the garlic, incorporate the dried mint and the lemon. When the zucchini are done add the lemon, garlic and mint combo. Boil for 5 minutes.
8-Serve with some sauce and plain yogurt.

1 comment:

  1. Nice receipt! This is easy to make and I love me some Zucchinis.