How to make it

  • Soak zucchini in cold water for 20 minutes. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Drain & rinse zucchini well, then drop in boiling water. Allow to return to a boil. Remove zucchini gently from pot after about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions & cook for about 5 minutes (until soft). Then, add garlic and cook for about a minute. Finally add tomatoes, a bit of salt & pepper. Give a good stir & cook for another minute or two. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 450F. Grease the bottom of a shallow baking pan with butter/olive oil/cooking spray.
  • Rinse shrimp in cold water. Cut into pea-sized pieces. Put shrimp in a mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, vegetable mixture, parsley, basil, 1 tsp oregano, lemon juice, the egg yolk, and salt & pepper (to your taste). Mix well.
  • Trim ends of zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out inside (meaty, seedy) part, leaving walls 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Take care not to puncture the walls. Pat insides with paper towel if very moist. Brush insides with egg whites, sprinkle with salt, then add a layer of mozzarella cheese. Pack with filling, heaping to form slight mounds.
  • In a small bowl, mix remaining bread crumbs, oregano, and Romano cheese. Top each zucchini boat with this mixture & finally very small pieces of butter (dime size or smaller), about three to each. Place zucchini carefully in pan. Place on uppermost level of oven for about 7 minutes, until it begins to form a light brown crust. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve lukewarm or room temperature.

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  • elgourmand 6 years ago
    Nice combo & method. Pulled a couple nice Pacific Lobster from the trap last night so one of those is for this. Thanks for the post. RJ
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  • ttaaccoo 6 years ago
    I Love your creativity!!!! thank you!!
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  • gourmetana 6 years ago
    Great post! I make this quite often stuffed with meat. I will try your version. Sounds delicious!
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago
    This is an absolutely beautiful post...looks delicious Dahlia:)
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  • hungrybear 7 years ago
    a Goody one
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    Congrats on making the Home Page. That was a given.
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  • a1patti 7 years ago
    These look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe :)
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  • valinkenmore 7 years ago
    Way to go DT! Can't wait to try your recipe..... Yum!
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    DT, those are GORGEOUS! Crazy gorgeous! Good work!
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  • justjakesmom 7 years ago
    OMG! You really outdid yourself on this one, DT! Looks and sounds fantastic. 1 ?: Why do you soak the zucchini in cold water first?
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