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    Stuffed Zucchini / Hairy Melon

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    45 mins

    Rita~'s Note:

    My Sister gave me a home grown Chi qua Otherwise known as: Hairy melon, fuzzy gourd, Chinese preserving melon, wax gourd, moa qua (hairy gourd). And I wanted something Asian so I created this stuffed with vermicelli noodle, seasonings, and minced pork. You can use ground. Here is a sight with information on it. also stuffed a zucchini with the same filling.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Lightly rub olive oil on zucchini set on a cookie sheet pan or a large casserole dish with a cover. Soak noodles in hot water off heat for 5 minutes, drain, and rough chop. Heat oil and saute the onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      In a food processor pulse pork to mince. Add remaining seasonings. And pulse to mince and blend.
    4. 4
      Toss in the noodles, onions and mushroom into the minced mixture.
    5. 5
      Fill zucchini and or hairy melon.
    6. 6
      Bake covered for 30 minutes uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 15, 2008


      Unique but also a genuinely satisfying and tasty meal! Both the stuffing and the hairy melon (called "fuzzy squash" at my Asian market) were cooked perfectly. I had never tried it before and we both liked it much better than zucchini or yellow squash; it doesn't have much flavor at all but is perfectly juicy and complements the spicy filling. I used ground chicken. A super creation!

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    • on July 31, 2008


      Yummy! The fuzzy squash came from my garden & I tested it at Rita's. Unbelievable taste!!! Tastes like it came from my favorite Asian restaurant! Perfecto!!! (The noddles are the mung bean thread!!! Ha ha)

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    Nutritional Facts for Stuffed Zucchini / Hairy Melon

    Serving Size: 1 (74 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.5
    Calories from Fat 68
    Total Fat 7.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 48.8 mg
    Sodium 232.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 19.1 g

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