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Jan 2, 2014

Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini Mini Boats with Fresh Mozarella Cheese

Posted by Poornima Seetharaman at 12:30 PM
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables. I like using it as much as possible. I made this as one of the starters for new year's eve dinner party at my sister-in-law's place.

Stuffed Zucchini Mini Boats with Fresh Mozarella Cheese


Serves 4-6

Ingredients
2 zucchinis
4 medium sized potatoes
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1 green chilli
200g fresh mozarella (you can use the easily available mozarella cheese cubes too)
Olive oil
Any dried herbs (I used oregano, thyme and rosemary)
Salt
Pepper

Method
  1. Cut the zucchini into medium sized rings and then cut it into halves to create the mini boats. Scoop out a little bit of the inside to make place for the stuffing.
  2. Brush the zucchini boats with some olive oil, salt and pepper and microwave for 1 minute.
  3.  For the stuffing: Boil potatoes; remove skin and mash them with thyme, oregano and salt. (You can use any dried herbs here)
  4. Pan fry some thinly diced onions, green chilies and garlic with olive oil. 
  5. Turn off heat and add the potatoes to the pan to infuse with the mixture. 
  6. Add stuffing on top of the zucchini boats
  7. Add some mozzarella cheese on the top (grate the cheese or add it as small chunks)
  8. Microwave for abt 2-3 minutes (till the cheese starts melting).
  9. Take it out, sprinkle some rosemary (or any other dried herb) and serve.
  10. For those who need some punch to cut the cheesy flavour, top it with some Tabasco sauce or Tomato sauce. Alternatively, you could add some tomatoes to the stuffing itself.
Enjoy! :)


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