Qarabagħli mimli bil-ġbejniet fiz-zalza (courgettes stuffed with fresh cheeselets in tomato sauce)


Qarabagħli mimli fiz-zalza

In a bowl mash 4 large fresh ġbejniet, half a cup grated cheddar, one grated dried ġbejna, a handful of chopped parsley, 2 beaten eggs, 1 tbs grated nutmeg;  mix well and season.  Fill courgette shells with this stuffing and cook in slow cooker with one chopped onion, 6 chopped tomotoes, 3 tbs tomato puree, one mug stock for about 5 hours;  alternatively cook for about two hours in a casserole pan on a very low heat.  Halfway through cooking sprinkle some breadcrumbs and more grated cheese on the stuffed courgettes;  add some frozen peas.  Nice served with either mashed potatoes or on a bed of basmati rice.  Sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs (parsley/basil) before serving.

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