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Zucchini Boats

Zucchini Boats

I love this recipe for many reasons.  One of which is memories of a trip to France where our friends made this for supper. So it always reminds me of that visit to Auvillar, France. Here’s the easy-peasy recipe to use your garden’s zucchini harvest and a jar of Dede’s Cajun Cuisine Creole Starter Sauce.

4 zucchini, rinsed, split in half
1 lb. ground sausage (I use Italian, mild or sweet)
1 white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
3/4 C Parmesan cheese, grated
1 jar Dede’s Cajun Cuisine Creole Starter Sauce
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.  In a skillet, brown the sausage and chop it with a spatula as it browns.  While the sausage is browning, run a spoon down the middle of each zucchini to scoop out the middle of each half, creating a space for the sausage stuffing.  Set the scooped out zucchini aside.  Drain the fat from the skillet and add the onion.  Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic, salt and pepper.  Add the zucchini that you removed from the halves and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring the mixture until combined.  Add the Parmesan cheese and stir.  Remove skillet from the heat and let it cool a few minutes until it’s easy to touch without burning your fingers.  Stuff each zucchini boat with the sausage mixture.  Spoon Dede’s Cajun Cuisine Creole Starter Sauce over each zucchini and bake for 35 minutes.  If you have left-over sausage stuffing, it’s great in scrambled eggs or a breakfast burrito.

Enjoy!

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