|Roasted Zucchini Boat with Chorizo Stuffing|
I have recently "acquired" an extra large, giant zucchini............ OK fine, our neighbour's zucchini plant started creeping onto our side of the fence so we kinda pinched one out of MANY... hey, it was on OUR side of the fence! (Hope our neighbours aren't reading this..)
I don't normally buy zucchinis. I don't know why. I just don't cook using zucchini and now I am left wondering why. Seriously I still don't know why. I might start buying zucchinis more often now, but I will be quite disappointed at the average size of zucchinis from supermarkets. I want this GIANT sized zucchini ALL the time it is very COOL!
So what do I do with this giant zucchini? I surfed the internet for some ideas and decided that roasting it with my own stuffing seems like the best idea with the highest chance of success. Surely it can't go wrong with one of my favorites - Spanish Chorizo sausages. You all know I am a big fan of meat, so I had to make sure there was sufficient meat content in this recipe for fail proofing.
Not that vegetarian dishes fail of course... I'm just not that good at vegetarian dishes!
So this recipe ended up being quite a success! The only problem was I wasn't sure what to eat this with. Do I serve it with rice? Salad? Eat on its own? Bread? I ended up putting a big loaf of garlic bread in the oven to go with it. Break up the meat pieces, scoop up the mushy zucchini and top the garlic bread ala bruschetta. Oooo... sinful much?! I suppose this would also go well mixed through with cous cous. It was yummy! Also like the fact that it looks pretty :-)
|Served on top of garlic bread|
1 large zucchini, cut in half
4 Spanish Chorizo sausages, skin removed
1 medium brown onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 tbsp parsley flakes
Slice the side of half a zucchini and scoop out some of the insides of the larger side to form a "boat".
To make the stuffing, mix together the sausages, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, butter and parsley. Generously stuff the zucchini boat.
|The ingredients for the stuffing. I forgot the garlic. Please don't forget the garlic!|
|Stuffed zucchini ready to go in the oven|
Cook in preheated oven at 180C for approximately 35-40 minutes.
Serve with bread, or cous cous.