Friday, July 13, 2012

Lamb stuffed Zucchini

4 medium zucchini
4 T extra virgin olive oil
1 medium Spanish onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 pound ground lamb
2 eggs
1 bunch fresh mint leaves, picked but left whole
1 cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Trim the zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon or melon baller, remove the flesh making a canal down the center of each zucchini half, leaving 1/4-inch all around and the ends closed. Roughly chop the excess zucchini flesh and set aside.
In a 10 to 12-inch saute pan, heat the olive oil until just smoking. Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium-high heat until softened, about 6 to 7 minutes. Add the zucchini pieces and ground lamb and cook until the lamb is cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Place in a large mixing bowl & add the eggs, half of the mint leaves and the tomato sauce and mix well. Season both the mixture and the zucchini boats with salt and pepper. Stuff the lamb mixture into the zucchini boats and pile it high. Place in an oven-proof baking dish just large enough to hold all the zucchini and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp on top, and remove. Serve warm or at room temperature and sprinkle with remaining mint leaves.


Dustin said...

Mom made this for our dinner tonight. It was pretty good!

Somerhill said...

Cool! Wait 'til you see the rabbit stuffed eggplant recipe

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