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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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Make a slit lengthwise on each zucchini and scrape out the fleshy part removing some of the large seeds.
Place them in boiling water and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat a pan and add the onions, garlic and chilies.
Fry for a minute, then add the salt, cumin, coriander, dried mixed herbs and mix.
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.
Preheat the oven to 180C.

For the stuffing:

Chop the onion, take the hot olive oil, and fry them.
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.
Let that fry for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Then add tomato puree to it and then add some water and cook it for 3 minutes more.
Place the zucchini boats on a baking tray or baking sheet.
Tip the lamb mixture into the hollow shells and sprinkle over the paneer and cheddar cheese.
Cook for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted.
Serve hot with a lentil or dal dish.

Key Ingredients: Zucchinis (skins scraped and washed), Olive oil, Onions, Garlic cloves, Green chilies, Salt, Ground cumin, Ground coriander, Dried mixed herbs, Root ginger (grated), Lamb (minced), Paneer (grated), Tomato puree, Cheddar cheese

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