Meatballs With a Twist: Stuffed Into Veggies

Freshly picked and gently handled, vegetables stuffed with meat are a favorite in many ethnic cuisines. Here are a few simple rules to make preparation a pleasure.

In olden times, it was the women who picked the freshest vegetables, scooped out their hearts and placed the empty peels in a bowl of cold water. Then they would trim the lamb of fat and tendons, chop it with a sharp knife, season and knead it. Finally, they took soft handfuls of the mix and with starchy fingers filled the vegetables.