Armenian style zucchini

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Zucchini, washed and trimmed
1 cup Ground lamb shoulder*
½ cup Raw rice
1 \N Small onion, chopped fine
1 tablespoon Chopped parsley
½ cup Stewed tomatoes
\N \N Salt
\N \N Black pepper

*Note: May use lamb patties. Peel the zucchini and cut into 3 inch lengths. Scoop out the centers. Soak the vegetable in cold salted water about one half hour. mix the lamb with the rice, onion, parsley, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Drain the zucchini and fill the hollows with the lamb mixture. Arrange in a saucepan and add water to the depth of one inch. The water should not reach more than halfway up the sides of the zucchini. Cover the pan tightly and simmer over low heat until the rice is>>> tender, about one hour. Check from time to time to see that the water has not evaporated. Source: New york Times Cookbook.

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