As per your requests, comes this super delicious recipe from the traditional Palestinian cuisine. Stuffed vegetables are a Middle Eastern, Levantine and a Palestinian cuisine specialty. Similar recipes will be found in Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi cuisines. But then again all the countries in the levant share a very similar cuisine. From techniques to applications, they are almost the same. A little bit of difference can be found in the spices and aromatics, sauces…and so on.
This particular dish was one of the very few foods I did not like as a child! I don’t know what about the combination did not appeal to my very inexperienced and young palate. But as I grew older, I grew fonder of this amazing ballad of flavours. The meat stuffing, the zucchini case and the yoghurt sauce… creamy, savoury, with slight crunch from the nuts and smoothness from the soft zucchini skin that just keeps your palate begging for more.
This stuffed zucchini dish is best served with a side of Vermicelli Rice (rice cooked with browned Vermicelli pasta). It is a delicious Iftar option that your family will enjoy. Give it a try, I know you will love it.