Courgette/Zuchinni is a vegetable from Squash family. It has various health benefits and being rich in fiber,antioxidants I ensure I add them in salads, dal, prepare southindian style poriyal/koottu with Courgette. Last week I made this Stuffed Courgette boats and it turned out delicious. You can add your own twists to the filling. I prepared a basic filling with veggies and simple spice powders. However you can make Courgette Enchiladas (similar to Mexican Enchiladas and substitute tortillas with Courgettes),Courgette Lasagna (layer up courgette slices with Bechemel, Marinara and Cheese), Meditarranean Stuffed Courgette (with Couscous, Feta, Chickpeas) and the options are endless. Use my recipe as a base and play around with your favorite flavours. A great low carb dinner option.
Half way through the baking I realized I didn’t have any grated Cheddar or Mozarella at home. Luckily there were two cheese slices that I generally use for making breakfast sandwich. Added them for that cheesy touch. They didn’t melt properly but somehow saved them before getting burnt. Check the pictures shared below to see how I saved them 😉 Have to try the recipe with a different cheese next time. Shall update how it turned out here later. Kindly use grated cheese on top of stuffed courgette inorder to avoide such mishaps.
Courgette Boats can be served as an appetizer too in Potluck parties. You can slice one boat into two or three pieces and serve them hot. Since the courgettes start releasing water I would recommend to not freeze them or cook them in bulk..The leftovers don’t keep well
Day 19 Dinner : Stuffed Courgette with Vegetables & Cheese