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How to stuff a Zucchini

Date Added: Apr 9, 2010 Knife Skills Vegetable
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Prep Time

3 mins

Cook Time

5 mins

Ready In

8 mins

Serving

1

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Description

How to Prepare a Zucchini for stuffing.


Ingredients

  • 1  Each Zucchini
  • 1
  • 1/8  Fluid ounce(s) Thinned honey, or fruit jelly for brushing
  • 2

Directions

    1. Select a squash that is relatively straight.
    2. from garden or market, wash under cool water.
    3. remove ends, cut in half lengthwise.
    4. Using French knife, shave, or, remove enough peel on bottom half, so squash will lay level on serving plate.
    5. Remove seeds by scoring seed hull with paring knife, remove seed hull with melon ball-er, or spoon. Be careful, not to cut through hull of squash.
    6. Optional: Coat (brush) the squash with a flavorful mixture. A thinned honey, apricot, red currant, or other light colored jelly or preserve.
    7. Stuff the seed hollow of the zucchini with a pre-cooked stuffing, chef's choice, and bake until the squash is just fork tender.
    8. Suggestions for stuffing: South West, re-fried, or black bean paste with chile's and jalapenos, North East: Apples, cranberries & walnuts, Mediterranean, couscous & veggies, mushroom & pasta, sausage & rice, Crabmeat & cornbread.

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