Recipe by William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin
A very interesting way of serving zucchini. I found this recipe some years ago and modified it to give it a very delightful taste.
Top Review by Linky
This is a great recipe! I did use fresh rosemary and subbed pine nuts for the almonds b/c one of my guests is very allergic to tree nuts. Didn't bother with the sail - didn't have any red peppers! Will add sail when my granddaughter visits! Thanks, Uncle Bill!
- 2 medium zucchini, about 8 inches long
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped small
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons almonds, chopped
- 1⁄16 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄16 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 large egg
- 3⁄4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup small curd cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice, cooked
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ (optional)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 large sweet red pepper, seeded and shaped into sails
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Slice zucchini in half lengthways; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4 inch thick shell.
- Chop zucchini pulp and add to a frying pan.
- Add oil to frying pan, chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped almonds, rosemary and basil and saute' for about 5 to 6 minutes over medium heat or until mixture is softened.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together egg, 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, cooked rice, wheat germ and soy sauce.
- Add cooked zucchini mixture and mix well.
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Arrange zucchini shells in a lightly greased 9" x 13" oven-proof casserole dish.
- Spoon zucchini mixture into zucchini shells.
- Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese over each shell.
- Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is golden on top.
- Place sweet red pepper sails stuck on wooden toothpicks on each boat to look like sails.
- If desired, sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on each boat when serving.
- Serve immediately.