Stuffed zucchini in tamarind sauce
This dish that requires some gentle work and a lot of patience, but the end result is well worth it.
Stuffed zucchini is a popular dish in the Levant, Turkey and in Sephardi communities. The variety of squash used in the Middle East is known in the United States as Middle Eastern squash, and is shorter and rounder than the zucchini usually sold in American markets. That makes it ideal for stuffing.
Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman