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Zucchini filled with mince makes a delicious and a healthy meal. You can use any kind of mince. I have used beef for this recipe.


Ingredients:
  • 6 small zucchini
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 200g minced beef
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion


  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper according to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Chilli powder according to taste
Preparation:
  • Wash zucchini well.
  • Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise but don't go all the way through to the end to make sure the zucchini is not separated.
  • Scoop out the pulpy centre with a help of a teaspoon and a knife, leaving a narrow space for filling in the mince.
  • Finely chop the pulp.
  • Mix onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chilli powder, sesame oil, finely chopped pulp with the beef mince.
  • Fill the zucchini with the mixture and tie it with a kitchen string.
  • On a medium heat, add the oil in a pan.
  • Put the stuffed zucchini and cover them.
  • Cook them for about 3-4 minutes until the bottom gets brown.
  • Repeat the same process on all the sides.
  • Cut the string and serve.
You may also prepare this in an oven. Preheat the oven to about 190°c. Put the stuffed zucchini for 15-20 minutes in the oven, turning them frequently.


7 comments:

    Maria said...
    Your blog looks great! I've wanted to try stuffing vegetables, but for some reason haven't got around doing it yet :) Thanks for the inspiration!
  1. ... on June 3, 2010 at 5:52 AM  
  2. Chef Dennis said...
    great job with the stuffed zucchini!! they look delicious!!
  3. ... on June 3, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
  4. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks Maria! Yes, stuffing vegetables will certainly make a great vegetarian dish. You can also try mashed potato, peas and cellophane noodles. If I make a vegetable stuffing with zucchini, I will post the recipe here.
  5. ... on June 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
  6. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks Chef! They are indeed delicious.
  7. ... on June 3, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
  8. Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...
    this sound simple to cook and healthy.
  9. ... on June 5, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
  10. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Sonia, yes it is a very simple dish and absolutely delicious. Thanks for your comment.
  11. ... on June 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
  12. Pure Mama said...
    oh! I love how you really 'stuffed' them by adding the top and tying them. I will definitely try that out. Thank you for following my blog... I'm doing the same. You have some great stuff! I'm going to try and 'veganize' some things so I'll let you know how I do :)
  13. ... on July 8, 2010 at 2:00 AM  

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