Saturday, February 2, 2013

Koussa Mehche Recipe

Photo: Koussa Mehche

The Lebanese Food Kitchen, the home of tasty Lebanese food, invites you to try Koussa Mehche Recipe. Enjoy our collection of delicious Lebanese dishes and learn how to make Koussa Mehche.

The Lebanese zucchini (Koussa or “Koosa” in Arabic) is popular in Mediterranean & Middle-Eastern dishes. The immature fruit (being the swollen ovary of the female zucchini flower) is harvested when it reaches about 15cm in length. Middle-Eastern types are stocky, pale green, tapering ends with a thick dark green stem and have a similar shape to a ridged cucumber. They have smooth shiny skin and solid, crispy and flavourful flesh. 

Ingredients 

 2 kg courgettes (zucchini)
200g beef meat, minced
100g short grain white rice
Salt to taste
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of ground cinnamon
100g of Al Wadi Al Akhdar canned diced tomatoes
2 tbsp vegetable oil
400g lamb chops
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tomatoes, cut in circles

Preparation

Core the courgettes, rinse and set aside.

Mix together: minced meat, rice, salt, pepper, cinnamon and tomatoes.

Stuff the courgettes with the meat and rice mixture.

In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the lamb chops.

Lay the lamb chops in the bottom of the saucepan and arrange the stuffed courgettes over it. Top it with a layer of tomatoes slices and cover the whole thing with water. Add the tomato paste and sprinkle with salt.

Cover the courgettes with a plate and the pot lid. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for about an hour.  


Source: Alwadi Alakhdar
 
More Lebanese Food Recipes: 

Samaki Harra (Lebanese Chilli Fish)
Lebanese Makloubi with Meat
Lebanese Lentil/Rice Pilaf With Blackened Onions 
Lamb and Brown Rice Broth 
Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Rolls 
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Warak-Inab)  

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