Recipe Corner: Duzme from Mediterranean Meals for Mom
Staff, 2022-08-24 07:56:24,
Salt and pepper to taste
2 medium zucchini
3 small eggplant
5 small potatoes
2 small tomatoes
1 cup water
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Salt and pepper
Wash and slice zucchini, eggplant, and potato, and let sit in salted water (to avoid the eggplant from browning). Slice tomatoes and set aside. Be sure to slice vegetables to about the same thickness and size. Note: Cutting the vegetables to the same thickness and similar size, plus partially cooking the potatoes in advance, assures even baking and helps decrease the baking time.
In a separate bowl, combine the ground beef, minced onion, red pepper paste, tomato paste, cumin, allspice, salt, and pepper.
Slightly oil the bottom of a large round baking dish. Make small patties with the ground beef mixture and alternate each vegetable with the ground beef. Leftover vegetables may be placed in the center of the dish and decorated with sliced tomato (see photo).
Combine one cup of water with a tablespoon of tomato paste and salt and pepper, and pour evenly over the dish. Bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Serve with Armenian rice or bulgur pilaf and a fresh tossed salad.
For this recipe, go to: https://helenadourian.wordpress.com/page/6/
Food blogger Helen Adourian
“As I prepared more and more authentic home-cooked Armenian dishes what happened was several friends and family members started asking me for these recipes. As I began to post what I cooked on Facebook, many people were intrigued enough to ask me if I’d be interested in going to their homes to show them how to make and prepare these dishes. I did go to their homes and at that point, I decided to start blogging because I knew these were beloved and important family recipes, and they would always live on which is important for me personally and culturally. Sadly, my paternal grandfather was a very talented baker, but he never passed on his recipes to other family members, and now they are forever lost.”
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