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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Zucchini Blog Party

I am participating in a Zucchini Blog Party! Any excuse for some blog time fun, right? So, here's the deal - I'm posting a zucchini recipe and will list the other participating bloggers so you can check out some more recipes for the abundance of zucchini that is hitting right about now. The freezer runneth over!
One of my favorite ways to serve zucchini (aside from bread and muffins, lol) is
Stuffed Zucchini
Take a few small zucchini and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out a hollow, not too deep. There will be very few seeds in the small zucchini so not to worry. Coarsely chop what you have scooped out. Add some breadcrumbs (about a cup), I like them seasoned with Italian seasonings, and about a half cup of grated parmesan cheese. Set aside.
In a large skillet, saute a chopped onion and a clove or two of chopped garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add 5 or 6 large tomatoes, chopped (or a can of tomatoes), fresh oregano, fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer about 5 minutes, then lay the scooped out zucchini cut side down on the simmering sauce and cover for 10-15 minutes or until the zucchini is fork tender. Flip cut side up, loosely fill the hollow with the zucchini/breadcrumb/cheese mixture, spoon some of the sauce on top of each. You can add some grated mozzarella cheese on top if you like, cover and simmer until heated through and, if you added mozzarella, the cheese has melted.
Nice served with pasta.
Here is a link to a wonderful Zucchini Fritter recipe (can't wait to try this one)
And here's one for zucchini bread recipes - even a chocolate zucchini bread, bet this is a great one too!
Enjoy!

3 comments:

Kat said...

Recipe sounds delicious. I just posted a recipe for zucchini muffins on my blog which you might like.
http://sweetkatskitchen.blogspot.com/

Kath' said...

My mom makes zucchini bread all the time for the family. We all love it and even when you freeze it it still taste just as good as if she just made it. It doesnt stay for long. She makes lots for Christmas gifts. I will have to go find where all the receipes are. Whoo Hooo Kath;

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What fun!!! A zucchini party.....Did you know that this week also has a "put zucchinis on your neighbor's front porch and run" day? LOL...I thought that was so funny. This recipe is great. I make one very similar and it's delicious. I hope your visitors will try it. Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. It's always fun to see you. xo