ZUCCHINI BACON BOATS

I bought some massive zucchini on the weekend and wanted to make something different for a meal. These were easy and can be stuffed with any meat or veges you like. I used what I had.

YOU WILL NEED…

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 8 rashers short bacon
  • 2 small roma tomatoes (omit if excluding nightshades)
  • 1/4 cup cashews or pine nuts (or any other nut)
  • Handful fresh herbs - I used mint, parsley, oregano chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or ghee
  • salt & pepper

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO…

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C
  2. Cut zucchini lengthwise evenly from tail to tip
  3. Scoop out the centre section using a melon baller or a teaspoon leaving the inside hollow like a boat (see pic). Set the scooped out parts aside in a bowl.
  4. Chop bacon, herbs, nuts, tomatoes and half of the zucchini inners and mix.
  5. Add spices and mix.
  6. Spoon bacon mix into the boats packing in as much as you can. 
  7. Drizzle with melted butter/ghee using a teaspoon.
  8. Bake in the oven uncovered for 30 mins or until cooked.

I made 2 with tomato and 2 without as I do not eat night shades. They were so lovely and looked great on the plate. The hubby ate his in silence too..which generally means a double thumbs up. Woot woot.

Make an entire tray and serve up at a bbq or dinner party.

Substitute zucchini for eggplant, or tomato, or capsicum..go crazy!

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