Thursday, August 26, 2004

Making your Koosa and Eating it too...

Well, given that this is the season for Zuchinni giving... I thought that this would be an apprpriate way to deal with excess Zuchinni. Koosa is a delicious Lebanese main dish that is out of this world! Definately one of my favorites.

Koosa (Stuffed Squash)

12 Koosa
1 c Rice
1 sm Can tomato sauce
1 cn (16 oz.) tomatoes
Cinnamon Pepper & (Cloves) allspice to taste
1 1/2 lb Ground lamb (or you can use ground beef...or Tofu beef substitute)
1 ts Salt

Cut stems and scoop out seeds of zuchinni and wash.

STUFFING: Mix rice, lamb and all spices together. Stuff squash with mixture, do not pack tightly. Arrange in pan. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and pepper over squash. Add enough water to cover, bring to a boil; then reduce to medium-low and cook for 25 minutes. Same stuffing may be used for green peppers and small eggplants.

1 comment:

watery_joe said...

hey viva
i must try that receipe
you might find my blog interesting - i'm gonna put up some italian receipes next week that i learned on a recent cookery course in naples