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Koosa Mehshe (Stuffed courgettes in tomato sauce)-

 4 - 6
       Ingredients How to?

  •  1 kg medium sized Mediterranean courgettes (A small variety of vegetable marrow, cooked and eaten as a vegetable US, Canadian, and Austral. name zucchini)

    For the filling:
  •  300 g minced lamb
  •  1 1/2 cups rice
  •  1 small onion chopped
  •  2 small tomatoes chopped
  •  1 tsp dried mint
  •  1 tsp mixed spices
  •  A pinch chilli powder
  •  1 tbs Worcester sauce (a spicy sauce for meats, poultry, etc., containing soy, vinegar, and other ingredients: orig. made in Worcester, England)
  •  2 tbs butter or oil
  •  Salt & pepper

    For the sauce:
  •  1 450g tin of crushed tomatoes
  •  4 tbs tomato paste
  •  2 cups chicken stock
  •  1 tbs lemon juice
  •  1 tbs butter
  •  Salt & pepper

    1. Hollow out courgettes. Wash and drain.
    2. Mix the stuffing ingredients together.
    3. Stuff each courgette to 3/4 full. Arrange in a deep pot and add the sauce ingredients. Bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until courgettes are cooked and sauce has thickened.

      Serve hot.
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