Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini3 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“A Middle Eastern recipe for stuffed summer squashes. You can also use long thin eggplants.” - by KELLYJEANNE
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Mix together the ground lamb, basmati rice, 2 tablespoons tomato puree, 1/2 teaspoon mint, salt, and pepper; mix well, and set aside.
- Slice the ends off of the zucchinis and hollow out the centers using an apple corer. Stuff with lamb mixture.
- Stir together the remaining tomato puree with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large skillet. Place the stuffed zucchini into the sauce, and add enough water to cover the zucchini. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic, lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of mint. Recover, and simmer an additional 15 minutes. To serve, cut the zucchini crosswise into rounds and arrange on a serving plate. Spoon sauce over the top.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 183 cal
- 4.7 g
- 28.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (3)Rate This Recipe
"I really liked this recipe! I changed the quantities to 6 servings and used 5 zucchinis. To have enough lamb I had to use 50% more lamb (On top of changing the servings to 6). I ground my own lamb fro..." See morem fresh lamb shoulder. Gutting the Zucchini is difficult - use a long, thin knife and careful not to break the skin! I added the guts of the zucchini to the sauce which added some needed texture and this way I did not waste any food. Next time I will use 30% less mint. It was a little too minty for me but maybe ok for other people. Also I simmered it for 30 minutes after adding garlic rather than 15. I'm glad I did that. Make sure you choose zucchinis that are as fat as possible! It's not a super easy recipe but it looks elegant and exotic when served with the sauce on the top. I served it with potatoes fried in olive oil and chopped spinach with savory, salt, pepper and oregano. Went together very well!! Good meal to impress guests with!!"
"My husband and I loved this recipe! I made a few changes though. For one I cooked the rice before mixing it with the lamb and tomato paste. Also I couldn't find and ground lamb so I bought a lamb st..." See moreeak and cut it into small pieces. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful!"
New Chance, New Life
"ok, so i will admit i am not good at following directions. i already have had this many times, so i added more lamb per Dh's request. also, tweeked the spices slightly because i have the imported spic..." See morees from saudi. very good and still a favorite in my house but i had a hard time getting the sauce to seem not too watery"
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