Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Friday August 13, 2010

Carole’s Concoctions:
Stuffed Zucchini

You guessed it....I am sharing my Stuffed Zucchini Concoction from last night.

4-5 medium-large zucchini
2-3 Tbsp Olive oil
3 leeks
4 ears corn
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1 cup quinoa (I used Ancient Harvest Red Quinoa)
1/4 cup or so grated parmesan
A few sprigs of basil, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
For the "stuffing"
Cook corn and remove from cob. Prepare Quinoa according to the package instructions.  Saute over medium heat chopped leaks in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil until soft, add corn and tomatoes, chopped garlic until golden, add quinoa, basil, salt and pepper.

Scored Zucchini Flesh

Clean zucchini, cut in half crosswise then lengthwise.  With the point of your knife, score the flesh into cubes and then scoop out and add to your stuffing mixture, continue to saute for a couple of minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.

Place zucchini shells in a baking dish with a little water, cover with tin foil and put in center of the oven for 10 minutes to "cook" the shells a little.  Remove from oven, and carefully add stuffing to each zucchini shell, pressing stuffing in with the back of a spoon.  Once stuffed, liberally sprinkle the top with cheese and return to oven for 15 minutes until cheese is melted and golden.

Serve with a side salad and Enjoy!!