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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zucchini Boats .....filled with Grape Tomatoes

Zucchini Boats .....filled with Grape Tomatoes
I think these are cute, tell the kids the tomatoes are floating in zucchini boats

You will need:
2-3 zucchinis, cut lengthwise
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 TBS olive oil
Mozzarella cheese(or any good melting cheese), grated
bread crumbs( I used fresh)
Parmesan cheese, grated
basil( I used dried , but it would be best with fresh), julienned
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. You might want to cut a bit off the bottom of the zucchini so that it lays flat. Scoop out the seeds.
Make a mixture of olive oil and crushed garlic...about 1 garlic clove and+ 1 TBS olive oil( for 4-6 zucchini halves). Reserve a bit of the olive oil for later. Brush the inside of the zucchini with the olive oil and garlic.Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper.
Cut grape tomatoes in half lengthwise and place inside of the zucchini. Sprinkle some bread crumbs( I used fresh). Drizzle some of the reserved olive oil over the tomatoes and bread crumbs.

Bake in a preheated 350 deg oven for 30 minutes or until the zucchini had somewhat softened. Remove from oven and add cheese in between the tomatoes.

Broil for a couple of minutes or so...or until golden and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with some chopped fresh basil. I didn't have any and had to use the dried( which I added with the bread crumbs). Top with a bit of Parmesan. I just added the Parmesan with the mozzarella cheese before broiling. You can sprinkle a bit more Parmesan cheese before serving.

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