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Melon Baal Canaf ("Melons with Wings")

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Category: Poultry, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 3 sm Cantaloupes
  • 1/3 c Oil
  • 3 c Raw chicken or turkey meat
  • -- chopped
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 c Green onions; chopped
  • 1/3 c Parsley; chopped
  • 1/4 c Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 c Cooked rice


Cut each melon in half; remove seeds. Scoop out pulp and reserve. Heat oil
in a skillet and saute chicken or turkey. Add salt and continue to saute
until poultry is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Blend in green onions,
parsley and lemon juice; continue cooking until onions are soft. Remove
from flame and cool.

Add rice to cooled chicken mixture; stuff melon cavities. Chop up 1 cup of
reserved melon pulp and place on top. Put stuffed melons into an ovenproof
dish; bake at 350 F. for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

The authors write: "Melon Baal Canaf is a dish that is said to disappear as
soon as it is placed on the table, as though it had wings."

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