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Kousa with kofta (Stuffed Zucchini with kofta) Recipe

Kousa with kofta (Stuffed Zucchini with kofta)
Kousa with kofta (Stuffed Zucchini with kofta)

Cooking time: 60 minutes | serves: 8


6 large zucchini
500 grams kofta (See Kofta recipe)
0.25 cup tomato paste
2 cups broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
2 tbsp olive oil

To garnish
Toasted pine


1. Preheat oven to a temperature of 180°C. Bring a medium-sized oven dish.

2. Wash the zucchini. Using a knife Discard the top and bottom of the zucchini.

3. Cut the zucchini crosswise into pieces 4 centimeters long.

4. Using a small spoon, hollow out the zucchini from the stalk end by pushing and turning the spoon into the flesh. The spoon will remove thin fingers of flesh at a time; keep hollowing until you have a generous cavity.Reserve the zucchini flesh.

5. Spread zucchini flesh in the oven dish.

6. Place zucchini over the flesh with the hollow part at the top.

7. Form small meatballs from the kofta mixture suitable for the hollow part of the zucchini

8. Fill each zucchini with the meatballs leaving the stuffing higher than the zucchini level.

9. In a deep dish add the broth, tomato paste, lemon juice, black pepper, salt, allspice and olive oil.

10. Using a spoon, mix the ingredients well then distribute it on the dish.

11. Put the dish in the oven for about 1 hour.

12. Remove from the oven and garnish with pine.

13 This Kousa with kofta (Stuffed Zucchini with kofta) dish can be served with white rice or spaghetti or pita bread.

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