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Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

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This recipe for Stuffed Zucchini, by , is from The Taste of Inacom, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jeff Sartorelli
Added: Wednesday, September 10, 2008


4 medium zucchini (approximately 5 ounces each), rinsed and sliced in half, lengthwise
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 pound lean veal or pork, coarsely ground
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper

Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Scoop out the insides of the zucchini halves with a small spoon.
Reserve the cored halves and the insides.
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
Then add the mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes more. Add the celery and the reserved insides of the zucchini and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the white wine and cook it down for 1 minute. Add the veal or pork and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until it browns nicely, approximately 8 minutes. Stir in the basil and the rosemary and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat, place in a bowl, and allow to cool.
Once the mixture has cooled, blend in the cheese, egg, butter, salt, and pepper.
Fill the cored zucchini with the mixture.
Fill a baking pan with 1/4 inch of water.




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