Saturday, July 7, 2007

Stuffed Zuchini

I saw Stuffed Zuchinis on one of the blogs that I've come across on the net and that was basically the inspiration for my own version of Stuffed Zuchinis.

Stuffed Zuchinis

2 large zuchinis (I used yellow ones although I normally buy green ones)
150g Oyster Mushrooms
2 slices bread
2 cloves garlic
Handful of pine nuts
Chilli Flakes

Preheat oven to 200C. Slice the Zuchinis in half widthwise and then lengthwise so you get 4 'boats' out of each zuchini. Scoop out the flesh from inside with a spoon and set aside. In a food processor, chop the oyster mushrooms finely. Remove crust from bread and process in food processor till you get fine crumbs.
Sautee garlic and pepper. Add in pine nuts and fry till golden. Add in mushroom and flesh of zuchini and fry till cook. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Set aside.
Heat a little oil in a skillet and toss in breadcrumbs. Fry till golden. Fill zuchini 'boats' with filling and top with breadcrumbs. Bake for about 20 mins or till zuchinis are soft. The stuffed zuchinis turned out to be a hit not only with my wife but the kids as well.


  1. Your stuffed zucchini recipe looks fantastic! I don't think I could sell my husband on meatloaf with raisins in it (although I'd like to try it) but I'll definitely be trying the zucchini.

  2. Annie,
    Thanks. The zuchinni did turn out quite nicely. I'm not a real fan of raisins in the meatloaf either but it lends a very nice sweetness to the meat. If you dont use too much, you dont even really notice it. The kids love finding the 'hidden treasures' though!!