Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb and Toasted Chickpeas in Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

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The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2003

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This dish, served to me in a home in the small, southern Anatolian town of Kilis on the Turkish-Syrian border, is a quintessential slow-cooked Mediterranean dish: juicy, unctuous, delicious.

When I first ate it, I was especially intrigued by the fact that the outside of the vegetable was soft, while its stuffing remained slightly crunchy. Toasted chickpeas endow the stuffing with a warm, nutty flavor. Toasted chickpeas are available from Middle Eastern and Indian grocers.