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Shrimp Stuffed Yellow Squash

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Ingredients
  Yellow squash 6 Medium
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Medium shrimp 1⁄2 Pound, unpeeled
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Soft breadcrumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Chopped fresh parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Dried whole thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crumbled cooked bacon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fine dry breadcrumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the squash.

MAKING
2) In a pot, boil water and salt.
3) When boiling, add in the squash and cook for 8 minutes, or till tender, but firm.
4) Drain and allow to cool a little.
5) Trim off the stems.
6) Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and remove the pulp, leaving a firm shell.
7) Coarsely chop the pulp, and keep aside for later use.
8) Boil 1 1/2 cups water and add in the shrimp, and return to a boil.
9) Lower heat and allow to simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
10) Drain the shrimp, and rinse with cold water.
11) When cool, peel and devein the shrimp.
12) Chop and keep aside.
13) In a pan, add 3 tablespoons butter and add the onion and garlic.
14) Saute till tender.
15) Add in salt, pepper, soft breadcrumbs, and reserved squash pulp.
16) Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, regularly stirring.
17) Turn off heat and cool.
18) Add in egg, parsley, thyme, bacon, and shrimp and mix well.
19) In a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish, arrange the squash shells.
20) Spoon in the shrimp mix into the shells.
21) In a bowl make a mix of dry bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon butter.
22) Add over each squash half.
23) Place in oven at 375° and bake for 25 minutes.

SERVING
24) Arrange on a bed of lettuce and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Squash
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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