Zucchini Boats Stuffed with Shrimp


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the zucchini in cold water for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse well under cold running water.
  3. Drop the zucchini into boiling salted water.
  4. The moment the water returns to a boil, drain the zucchini, removing them gently from the pot.
  5. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Trim the ends off, cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, using a narrow-bladed tool, scoop out the insides, taking care not to puncture the skin.
  7. Leave a wall about 1/4 inch thick Turn on the oven to 450 degrees.
  8. Rinse the shrimp in cold water, shell them, and remove the dark vein from each.
  9. Chop them into pieces not bigger than a large pea.
  10. Put the chopped shrimp in a bowl together with 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs, the garlic, parsley, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt, and grindings of pepper.
  11. Separate the eggs, set aside the white, and add the yolk to the bowl.
  12. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  13. Choose a shallow baking pan that can accommodate all the zucchini in a single layer.
  14. Grease the bottom of the pan lightly with olive oil and place the zucchini on it cut side up.
  15. Sprinkle them lightly with salt.
  16. Beat the egg white lightly and brush the insides of the zucchini with it.
  17. Stuff the zucchini with the shrimp mixture.
  18. heaping them full enough, if possible, to form a slight mound.
  19. Sprinkle the top of each boat with the remaining bread crumbs and pour the remaining olive oil over in a thin stream.
  20. Place the boats in the uppermost level of the over for 6 to 7 minutes, until the top forms a light, pale golden crust.
  21. Serve when lukewarm.

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