Zucchini boats are in the oven

@NJChicaa (58728)
United States
June 11, 2019 5:55pm CST
We first had these at a Mexican restaurant in Cozumel called Especias. I don't know where the recipe came from because it isn't a typically "Mexican" dish. You take zucchini and slice it in half lengthwise. Then you use a spoon to remove the seeds to make a hollow in the center. You put cream cheese in the center and then top with tomato sauce. Bake until the zucchini is cooked and then top with shredded mozzarella. Remove from oven when the cheese is melted and top with fresh chopped parsley. Voila! The picture is the zucchini boats before they went into the oven. They still need to be topped with cheese and the parsley.
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@spiderdust (8187)
• San Jose, California
11 Jun
I was surprised when you said they were filled with cream cheese, but it does sound good.
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• Algeria
11 Jun
yes it does right???
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
11 Jun
Yeah cream cheese, red sauce, and mozzarella cheese aren't typical Mexican ingredients.
• San Jose, California
11 Jun
@NJChicaa I know some areas of Mexico were really influences (cuisine-wise) by European immigrants (especially from Switzerland), but this is one that makes me wonder if the menu was influenced by the tastes of the tourists. It still sounds delicious!
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@alberello75 (22482)
• Genova, Italy
11 Jun
Isn't it necessary the chili pepper, in this dish?
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• Algeria
11 Jun
i dont think soo!!
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
11 Jun
no chiles in this dish
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@alberello75 (22482)
• Genova, Italy
12 Jun
@NJChicaa @didinedhia I see. I'm not very good on the recipes (and more) Rather. We must ask in what, I am good!
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@marguicha (120205)
• Chile
11 Jun
I also make zucchini boats but I take out the center, mix it with a beaten egg, milk and grated cheese and place it in the oven. No tomato sauce.
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
11 Jun
I'm Italian so I like the sauce and cheese.
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@marguicha (120205)
• Chile
11 Jun
@NJChicaa I love a good homemade tomato sauce too. My grandmother was half Italian.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Holy MOLY...these sound DELICIOUS! I HAVE to make these. I just have to.
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
12 Jun
They are really good. Next time I'd use less cream cheese in each one. Maybe do 6 halves instead of 4. They are soooo good though.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
@NJChicaa I guess you could overdo the cream cheese and make them a bit rich. But again, these sound absolutely delicious. I bet my wife would fall over for them.
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
12 Jun
@porwest They are really good! I had one last night for dinner. one with lunch, and one tonight with dinner. Yum yum yum
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@amandajay (20869)
• North Shore, New Zealand
12 Jun
yum, yum...... send me some
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
12 Jun
they are really good!
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@amandajay (20869)
• North Shore, New Zealand
12 Jun
@NJChicaa havn't had before,,,,
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@didinedhia (7584)
• Algeria
11 Jun
oh that sound really good!!!
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
11 Jun
They are great
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• Algeria
11 Jun
@NJChicaa glad to hear that
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@maezee (37572)
• United States
12 Jun
That sounds good and cheesy. I am making basil veggie sandwiches tonight. Should be good.
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
12 Jun
that sounds great!
@rakski (32235)
• Philippines
11 Jun
that looks good
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
11 Jun
It is!
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@kobesbuddy (73240)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jun
This sounds delicious! I have a similar recipe, except it's stuffed with a meatloaf mixture. Then, it's topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese before I bake it. I'm gonna try your recipe, real soon:)
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@paigea (24080)
• Canada
12 Jun
Sounds yummy. We are having hamburgers and asparagus from the garden.
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