Photo: © Kana Okada
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Chef Way: Ana Sortun tops stuffed zucchini with a tangy sauce of feta, olive oil and Hungarian peppers (spicy wax chiles).
Easy Way Top the roasted zucchini with a little feta, then broil briefly.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

CookieWoman2559's Review

jmitt02138
September 04, 2014
I PERSONALLY LOVE ZUCCHINI BUT I DON'T LIKE SHREDDING THEM AND THAT 'S FOR A GOOD REASON I HAVE LEFT MY KNUCKLE SKIN UNDER THE GRATING PART OF A GRATER AND IT DOESN'T MAKE ME ANY LESS HAPPIER TO GRATE SOME MORE ZUCCHINI'S SO WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN SO I WILL CONTINUE TO USE AN OLD GRATER TO GRATE MY VEGGIES AND I WILL BE CAREFUL NOT TO LEAVE MY SKIN UNDER THE GRATER BLADES !!!!

jmitt02138's Review

CookieWoman2559
November 21, 2012
The first time I used fennel - and it was a delightful experience!