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Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Stuffed Zucchini Boats
How to make Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Zucchini slit lengthwise and stuffed with lamb, paneer and cheddar cheese mixture.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings6
  • Easy

Ingredients of Stuffed Zucchini Boats

  • 3 Zucchinis (skins scraped and washed)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 Green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp Root ginger (grated), peeled
  • 200 gram Lamb (minced)
  • 100 gram Paneer (grated)
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 50 gram Cheddar cheese

How to Make Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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1.
Make a slit lengthwise on each zucchini and scrape out the fleshy part removing some of the large seeds.
2.
Place them in boiling water and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3.
Heat a pan and add the onions, garlic and chilies.
4.
Fry for a minute, then add the salt, cumin, coriander, dried mixed herbs and mix.
5.
Add the lamb and fry for 5-7 minutes. Tip in the tomato puree and add 5 tablespoons of water. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes more.
6.
Preheat the oven to 180C.

For the stuffing:

1.
Chop the onion, take the hot olive oil, and fry them.
2.
Then add some chopped garlic and green chilies and give this a good stir add some salt, some mixed herbs, onions a bit of coriander and a touch of finally add the lamb minced to it.
3.
Let that fry for about 5 to 7 minutes.
4.
Then add tomato puree to it and then add some water and cook it for 3 minutes more.
5.
Place the zucchini boats on a baking tray or baking sheet.
6.
Tip the lamb mixture into the hollow shells and sprinkle over the paneer and cheddar cheese.
7.
Cook for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
8.
Serve hot with a lentil or dal dish.
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