Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Summertime...and the zucchini are comin' out all over the place!!!

I HAVE to share this recipe.
No. I mean it.
This was SO good!

adapted from The Moosewood Cookbook

I doubled this entire recipe

3 medium zucchini or summer squash, halved lengthwise
1 TBL butter or olive oil
1 large shallot, finely chopped (or equal amts. of sweet onion)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 TBL flour
paprika to top

Preheat oven to 350.

Scoop out the insides of the squash with the pointy tip of a spoon. Chop the scooped insides and set aside. When using the yellow summer squash, I find the guts are mostly seeds, so I toss those to the chickens. To make up for that, I just finely chop one of the scooped out boats and add it to the rest of the "insides".

Melt the butter or oil in a large skillet and cook the shallot/onion till soft. Add the garlic and chopped "insides" and cook gently till softened. Remove from heat and stir in the feta, beaten egg, and flour.

Spoon the feta mixture into the squash boats and dust with paprika. I used smoked paprika, one of my favorites.

Bake for 25 min. if using oven. Then finish off under the broiler.

I have made this twice, and have used my gas grill both times. Just lay zucchini boats on heavy duty foil and grill over medium heat for 45 min to 1 hour. Check after 30 min.

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Nancy said...

Wish I was there to take some off your hands! I love zuchini, especially those giant ones that no one wants! My favorite is fried.... but chocolate cake, cookies, and stuffed with shrimp, halibut, and cheese... are also so good.

Linda said...

That looks really good. I have an overabundance of zucchini right now so will give it a try-maybe add chopped up tomatoes as well.

Anna said...

This looks really good! I still love my zucchini the way you taught me to make it. Garlic, onion and lots of butter:)

katiez said...

Thank you, thank you! One can never have too many zucchini recipes!
I made bread last year for the neighbors... it was fun watching them get up the nerve to taste it!

cityfarmer said...

gotta have some zucchini none!!!

HomemakerAng said...

i bought everything i didnt have at the grocery today to make em tomorrow! we have tons of zukes in the garden right now, actually, not enough, i love them so much. I am putting in another zuke crop tomorrow eve for the late summer too...

Rosa said...

Yum! Anything with feta is too good!

Lovella said...

So so glad I popped in for a peek to see what's cookin' at your house before heading to the market this morning. Yummy.

Deb said...

I also cannot keep up with the zucchini coming from the garden. I am trying to freeze lots for winter. And tonight we had stuffed zucchini (mushrooms & cheese), which is a favorite of mine. I will have to try your recipe ~ thanks!!

mgm said...

yum yum wink@@wink! you have a knack for FOOD! ummmmmm this is a food blog right? I'm a happy girl when I can eat something made with zucchini! xo

Lori said...

I WILL try this!! I have zucchini's coming to me from everyone. Yum,Yum