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Baked Stuffed Zucchini

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  Zucchini 18 Ounce (3 Medium Ones, 170 Gram/ 6 Ounce Each)
  Water 3 Quart (3 Liter)
  Unsalted butter 45 Milliliter (3 Tablespoon)
  Minced white onion 60 Milliliter (1/4 Cup)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Corn kernels 310 Milliliter (Fresh / Frozen, 1 1/4 Cup)
  Poblano chilies 2 , roasted, peeled, seeded, deveined chopped (Fresh Ones)
  Shredded queso chihuahua/Monterey jack cheese 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Minced fresh coriander 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 Milliliter)
  Pepper 1 Pinch
  Coriander sprig 2

1. Cut zucchini lengthwise into halves; scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-inch (6-mm) thick shells. Chop pulp; reserve.
2. Heat the water in large saucepan over high heat to boiling. Add zucchini shells; simmer over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Drain and immediately rinse under cold running water. Invert shells on several layers paper toweling to drain well.
3. Heat butter in 10-inch (25-cm) skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add zucchini pulp; saute 1 minute. Add corn and chilies; saute until corn is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand until slightly cool, about 10 minutes.
4. Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Add cheese, minced coriander, salt and pepper to corn mixture; mix well. Spoon into zucchini shells, dividing evenly. Place shells in buttered, shallow baking dish. Bake until vegetables are heated through and cheese is melted, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2430 Calories from Fat 728

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 82 g126.6%

Saturated Fat 47.1 g235.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 228 mg76%

Sodium 1348.5 mg56.2%

Total Carbohydrates 334 g111.3%

Dietary Fiber 71.4 g285.8%

Sugars 16.2 g

Protein 77 g153.8%

Vitamin A 232.6% Vitamin C 163.6%

Calcium 95.4% Iron 37.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baked Stuffed Zucchini Recipe