Stuffed baked zucchini with anchovy

ITALIAN TRANSLATIONBaked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe @vicaincucina

Stuffed baked zucchini with anchovy is a delicious and easy recipe that can be served either as a main dish or as a side dish. This wonderful vegetable are low in calories, just 17 calories per 100 g of fresh zucchini. They also contain useful amounts of folate, potassium and provitamin A.

HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE IT: Blanch the zucchini for a short period of time. Then, using a silver spoon, scoop the pulp out leaving only the shells. Then sautee the pulp for a few minute with garlic and chop it finely afterwards.


Stuff the zucchini shells with pieces of anchovy and with a mixture of breadcrumbs on top, grated cheese made of “spun paste“, little Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and zucchini pulp. Finally, bake them for a short period of time (for about 10 minutes in a ventilated mode) and serve them hot. If you don’t like anchovies, you can substitute them with tuna, diced ham, or bacon cut into strips. Personally I love anchovies, I find this dish delicious. Try adding in a pinch of red pepper and pair it with some good red wine.

📝 INGREDIENTS, PREPARATION TIME AND SERVINGS:


🍴 Serves 🕓 Preparation 🕓 Cooking
4 10 min 20 min

  • 5 courgettes (approx 700 g)
  • 3 slices of sliced bread (100 g)
  • 5 anchovy fillets in olive oil (20 g)
  • 100 g of cheese made of “spun paste”
  • 30 g of grated Parmesan cheese (3 tablespoons)
  • 20 ml extra virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 whole clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper

🌿 SEASON (zucchini): APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP

Ingredients - Baked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe @vicaincucina

METHOD:

Wash well the zucchini with a sponge under running water. Blanch the whole zucchini in boiling water (about 1.5 liters) with 1 teaspoon of coarse salt for 10 minutes.

Now using a silver spoon, scoop out the pulp leaving the shells. At low heat, cook the zucchini pulp for 5 minutes with  a little olive oil and one whole clove of garlic. Meanwhile, crumb some sliced bread and grate the cheese.

Stuff the zucchini with cheese and crumbs - Baked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe @vicaincucina

Throw out the garlic and finelly chop the zucchini pulp.

Pulp of courgettes - Baked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe @vicaincucina

Combine the chopped pulp with breadcrumbs, grated cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and a pinch of salt. Don’t put too much salt, the dish contains already anchovies which are salty on their own.

Topping - Baked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe @vicaincucina

Put the empty zucchini on a baking sheet and place two to three pieces of anchovy in each shell. Stuff the zucchini shells with the mixture of bread, zucchini, cheese.

How to stuff the zucchini - Baked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe @vicaincucina

Bake uncovered at 200°C (392°F) for 10 minutes in a ventilated mode. If you do not have an oven with ventilation, cook at the same temperature for 15 minutes in a static oven, so that the surface becomes golden. Serve thestuffed zucchini while they are still hot. Enjoy!

Baked Stuffed Zucchini step by step pictures Recipe @vicaincucina

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