Shrimp-and-Feta-Stuffed Zucchini

Serving Size: 6
Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1.5 cup crumbled feta, 6 ounce
  • 6 small, round or oblong zucchini 2 1/2 pound halved lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp chopped dilla
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 0.75 Pound shelled and deveined large shrimp, finely chopped
  • 0.5 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 0.5 fennel bulb, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped
  • crumbled feta cheese

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, fennel and garlic and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until tender, 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and crushed red pepper and cook, mashing, until thickened, 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove from the heat; let cool slightly. Stir in the shrimp, parsley and dill.

2. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh of the zucchini, leaving a 1/4-inch shell all around. Rub with oil. Season the zucchini shells with salt and pepper and stuff with the filling. Transfer to a lightly oiled roasting pan and roast for 30 minutes, until the filling is cooked through and the zucchini is just tender.

3. Preheat the broiler and position a rack 6 inches from the heat. Top the zucchini with the feta and broil for 5 minutes, until the feta is melted and golden. Serve the stuffed zucchini hot or at room temperature.