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Crab Stuffed Zucchini November 21, 2008

Filed under: Recipes — mrswade @ 10:52 am
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This recipe was UBER nummy and actually pretty easy!


3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise

2 tablespoons hard margarine (or butter)

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon powder)

1 (6-ounce) can of crabmeat, drained, cartilage removed, flaked

1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 1 1/2 ounce)

1 large egg, fork-beaten

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 3/4 teaspoon flakes)

2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill (or 1/2 teaspoon dill weed)

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Scoop out pulp from each zucchini, leaving 1/2 inch thick shells. Arrange shells in single layer on greased baking sheet. Chop pulp.

Zucchini before the oven

Zucchini before the oven


Melt margarine in small frying pan on medium-high. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, until onion starts to soften. Add zucchini pulp. Stir. Transfer to medium bowl.

Add remaining 9 ingredients. Stir well. Spoon into zucchini

 shells. Bake in 375ºF oven for about 30 minute until filling is set

Michelle’s Notes:

Since I was cooking for 2 (not 6) I used 1 zucchini and halved the filling recipe.  I used olive oil instead of butter (lil bit healthier), I used imitation crab (I think it’s cheaper, but I didn’t look for canned crab), I accidentally used too much dill and no parsley.  It still tasted great!  That is what I love about recipe’s, most of them are just guidelines, improvising is so much more fun that being super strict about it!  

I served it with roasted red potatoes and had a bit extra crab filling so I pilled it on the potatoes as you can kind of see in the picture.

My Zucchini with the potatoes

My Zucchini with the potatoes


Zucchini from thenest.com

 I think mine looks better 🙂  But it looked even better in person, I need to work on my food photography!