I found a new account to follow on Instagram called ‘My Love is Edible‘. She made this delicious dish called Yemista and I thought ‘my family would love that’. She made hers with tomatoes as well – but I knew that the boys would complain about tomato seeds if they saw a whole tomato (I know – crazy, they’ll eat tomatoes if they don’t see any seeds – but that’s kids).
So I made a few adjustments – added in tinned tomatoes and a grated eggplant (because it was on special at the local green grocer). And voila – a delicious greek vegetarian meal for my family to enjoy.
The boys smashed a capsicum each – Phillip and myself at two each. And there were some leftovers for lunches (which I am trying to do more often because everyone likes leftovers for lunch).
Recipe: Stuffed Capsicums
- 10 capsicums
- 1 eggplant
- 2 zucchinis
- 2 onions
- 7 potatoes
- 1 tin of tomatoes
- 1 cup of rice
- 1 cup of olive oil
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 bunch of parsley
- 1/2 bunch of dill
- 1/2 bunch of mint
- 1/2 bunch of oregano
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper
- extra olive oil
- 1/2 cup of feta
Remove the tops of the capsicums and then pull out all of the seeds and the membranes.
In a bowl, combine the grated eggplant, grated zucchini, finely diced onion, 2 potatoes (again grated), crushed garlic, the zest of a lemon, chopped herbs, nutmeg, cumin and rice. Season with salt and pepper and then stuff into the capsicums.
Place each stuffed capsicum into a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and then place the top back on.
Wedge up the potatoes and toss in any leftover filling and a little extra olive oil. Then work them in and around the stuffed capsicums.
Add 1 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of water to the edge of the pan and jiggle it around so it seeps through the veggies.
Cover with baking paper and then foil. Bake covered for 45 minutes and then uncovered for a further 45 minutes until the rice is all mushy.
Finally crumble over feta before serving. DELICIOUS!
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