By Chef H. Delgado
June 3, 2021
Today I bring you another of those typical recipes of mums and grandmothers. A simple and healthy recipe, very fun to prepare and above all very tasty.
I have chosen courgette as the main ingredient this week, as in June we can find the best ones in the market.
But before I start cooking, I will tell you where this delicious recipe comes from. This technique of stuffing vegetables with meat, rice or other vegetables is typical in the regions that formed the Ottoman Empire, a former imperial state in Western Asia, Southeast Europe and North Africa.
In Egypt, stuffed courgette “Mahshi” is a part of every banquet table at weddings, family gatherings and especially during Ramadan celebrations. So it is easy to think that it was the Egyptians who first cooked this recipe but with the time, it has spread throughout the rest of the Mediterranean, becoming one of the most representative dishes in France, Italy and Spain.
In many regions of Spain, in addition to courgettes, other vegetables such as onions, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms are also prepared.
Today I bring you my version of this delicious recipe that I am sure you will enjoy a lot.
You can also present them whole as individual tapa dish. And if you are a Vegetarian/Vegan just substitute the minced meat for, chopped mushrooms, baby spinach, thyme and shallots.
Have a Tasty Day!
Love for the product, take care of the technique, elegant execution, and above all, nature and environment respect, are my values as a professional.
It is a pleasure for me to invite you to discover the best dishes and ingredients of Spanish cuisine.
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