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LanieG
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   Posted 5/21/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I knew that would get your attention.    turn    Actually it's a Greek recipe I found online with a long name I won't write here but you can look it up.  The ingredients are the same as in moussaka, so if you've eaten that, then you are familiar with the taste.  Basically, you halve eggplants lengthwise and scoop out the insides.  You add the pulp to chopped onions and ground meat that you've previously sauteed along with chopped up parsley, garlic and tomatoes.  Pour in some white wine and simmer.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Put some shredded cheese into each eggplant half, fill in with the meat mixture, put sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkle more shredded cheese.  Bake for about an hour or so at 350.  The original recipe calls for Bechamel sauce to be put on top of the meat before the tomatoes but dear hubby doesn't like that ( mad ) but that's ok.  We always tweak recipes to our liking or needs in our house, which is why I don't put bread crumbs in moussaka.  To speed the recipe along, you can put the eggplant halves into the baking dish and pre-bake them while you're cooking the meat mixture.  I find that half of one of these is enough for me for a meal, especially since we have a small salad too.  And what are you having for dinner?


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Phishbowl
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   Posted 5/23/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Blech! Can't stand eggplant - tasteless mush :-) I like the other ingredients, though. Maybe I'd stuff a pepper instead.

Dinner last night was veggie bowl salad, a t-bone steak (1/2) and a 1/2 bun; garlic butter toasted. I even made bernaise sauce for the steak. Tonight it's baked cajun chicken breasts with lemon butter asparagus and tomato & cuke salad (green onions, garlic, and balsamic & EVOO). Mmmmmm, yum! I bake up a bunch of chicken breasts and have it all week for lunches and dinner leftovers.

Dessert is the usual square of Lindt dark chocolate, of course :-)

Kris
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LanieG
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   Posted 5/23/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I know, I know, eggplant, either love 'em or hate 'em.  Some people have substituted zucchini squash for eggplant in some recipes pretty well - as long as you render down the liquid because there's more water in squash than eggplant.  If you were to choose larger zucchini, you could stuff them like the eggplant.  Or, you could make the filling without the eggplant pulp and use it to make stuffed cabbage (leaves).  Let's see.  What else can we stuff?  Tomatoes, peppers, onions (now that would be tricky), mushroom caps, grape leaves, ....
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 5/23/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
MMmmmm... stuffed artichokes. I guess you could "stuff" just about any veggie that has a hollow or that one can be made in. I'm thinking stuffed: celery, fennel, pumpkin, zucchini flowers, potato skins to name a few more.

Then of course there's the "meat" stuffing like: turkey rolls, chicken cordon bleu or kiev, meatloaf with ham and spinach and cheese rolled up, roulade (thin beef rolled around pickle), ...the list goes on forever here :-)

OK. I'm hungry now :-)

Kris
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wodin
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   Posted 5/27/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
LanieG said...
 And what are you having for dinner?

Uhh ... a Big Mac?
 
No, seriously, I think Susie is going to make a stuffed pork loin tonight! smilewinkgrin
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