Basil Shrimp Stuffed Zucchini

"NICE way to use that wonderful garden squash and a nice way to serve it as a meal you can even make this on the grill to keep down the heat in the house during summer time!"
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  • preheat oven 350.
  • wash squash and trim off ends but leaving a small amount to keep the boat closed. cut in half and scoop out seeds to make look sorta like a boat.
  • saute onions in butter add tomatoes and simmer until soft.
  • in a mixing bowl combine onion mixture, shrimp, basil, salt and pepper and half of the bread crumbs.
  • fill the boats with stuffing and sprinnkle with remaining bread crumbs and drizzle with melted butter.
  • bake 15 minutes or until shrimp are pink and done.

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  1. I made this recipe tonight and realized after I had cooked it for the allotted time my Zucchini was hard as a rock! Think the Zucchini needs to be par boiled before stuffing and placed in the oven for 15 min. My first time stuffing zucchini. Maybe I missed it in the recipe? I put it back in the oven covered in tin foil to help steam it maybe then will broil. Keep your fingers crossed.
  2. This is "over the top"! as the previous reviewer Granny Em noted. I didn't make it exactly the same, I mixed parmesan cheese with the bread crumbs and used canned tomatoes with italian seasonings. I sauteed the onions, added garlic slices, and the can of tomatoes while I was peeling the shrimp and cutting them up. For the breadcrumbs, I just threw a roll and the parmesan cheese in the blender. So, mix it all together and load up the "boats" After baking, garnish with a fresh basil sprig - How awesome, the flavor was incredible - so simple and clean! Thanks for a very elegant recipe, one sure to impress the best of them! Really should be higher than five stars!
  3. I love baked zucchini with just a bit of parmesan cheese and butter, but THIS is over the top! What a wonderful idea. My family will love this improvement on an old favorite. Thank you!


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