Provençal Stuffed Vegetables

Ingredients

Vegetable Cases

  • 4 small aubergines
  • 4 baby marrows
  • 4 medium onions
  • 4 small tomatoes

Provençal Stuffing

  • 6 ounces ground veal
  • 1 ounce diced fat salt pork
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • finely-chopped fresh tarragon
  • finely-chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 4 tablespoons boiled rice
  • marrow and aubergine pulp
  • salt and freshly-ground
  • black pepper
  • butter

Method

Poach baby marrows, aubergines and onions whole for 1 minute in boiling salted water. Cut tops off tomatoes, aubergines, marrows and onions. Scoop out interiors of vegetables and keep pulp of aubergines and marrows for stuffing.

To Make Stuffing

Sauté meats and onion in olive oil. Mix other ingredients in a bowl and then add them to the meat and onion mixture. Add pepper and salt, to taste. Sauté for a few minutes, stirring continuously, and then stuff scooped-out vegetables with the mixture.

Place stuffed vegetables in an oven-proof baking dish to which you have added a little olive oil; place a knob of butter on each vegetable and bake in a moderate oven (375°F. Mark 4) for ½ hour. Serve one of each vegetable as a main course.

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