Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Zucheesy Boats

Are you, or someone you love a gardener? Do you, or someone you love, then, have obscene amounts of zucchini and summer squash exploding from their garden? Yes, me too. You can make zucchini bread, or you could make a sautee. Another fun thing is these quick, crispy cheesy zucchini halves that work perfectly as a side dish alongside pasta, grilled meats, or really anything you please.

  • Zucchini (depending on how big they are, 1/2 per person is good)
  • Blue Cheese
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesan (or Pecorino Romano, or anything really)
  • Garlic Powder or finely chopped fresh garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
What to do:

Halve the zucchini and scrape out the seedy insides with a spoon. Sprinkle with garlic powder or a smattering of the fresh garlic, a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper. Place a few crumbles of blue cheese in the zucchini cavity. Now, top with Panko and then with grated cheese (or mix them.) Place them in a toaster oven (or a real oven) at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and serve. (It also works to "toast" them, but the zucchini won't be as soft.)

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