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Veal Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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Ingredients
  Zucchini 10 Ounce (2 Medium Sized, About 5 Ounces Each)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Celery 2 Tablespoon, diced
  Onion 2 Tablespoon, diced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Fresh basil 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 1 Teaspoon, divided
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground veal 6 Ounce
  Mozzarella cheese 2 Ounce, shredded
  Enriched all purpose flour 2 Teaspoon
  Tomato sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pepper 1 Dash
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise and leaving 4 firm zucchini shells, scoop out the pulp;set the shells aside.
3 Chop the pulp and set aside.
4 In 8- or 9-inch skillet, add oil and heat.
5 Add celery, onion, garlic, and reserved pulp and cook until onion is translucent.
6 Remove from the heat and add in parsley, basil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and salt.
7 Add the veal and throughly mix to combine.
8 Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into each reserved zucchini shell.
9 In an 8 x 8-inch baking pan, transfer the stuffed shells.
10 Bake for 25-30 minutes, until meat is no longer pink and zucchini shells are tender.
11 Sprinkle 1/2 ounce shredded cheese on each zucchini boat and continue to bake until the cheese is melted.
12 Turn oven control to broil and broil until cheese is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
13 Remove the pan from the broiler and transfer the zucchini boats to serving platter and keep warm.
14 In a small saucepan, drain the liquid from the baking pan.
15 Add in the flour, and stir with a wire whisk until the mixture is smooth and the flour is completely dissolved.
16 Stir in tomato sauce,1/2 teaspoon oregano, and pepper and cook, over medium heat, until the mixture thickens.

SERVING
17 Pour the sauce over zucchini boats and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Zucchini
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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