|Empty Zucchini boats|
To fill my boats, I decided to use other veggies and shrimp. Yes, I know I talk a lot about using shrimp, but it is filling to me and it is less calories than turkey meat. I decided to cook the shrimp earlier and have it ready. Because I like to measure everything, in each boat, I used one ounce of shrimp.
The veggies I decided to use were mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes (yes, I know that is technically a fruit). Of course, I added cheese to the mix. And yes, I measured that too. Just so you know, each boat consisted of one fourth a cup of shredded cheese.
|Zucchini boats (pre-oven)|
Now, let me tell you about how I was able to get this delicious dinner. I used organic olive oil to coat the inside of the boats. Then, I placed some of the shredded cheese. After that, I placed the mixture of shrimp, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes into the boat. Once the boats were filled, I placed more shredded cheese on top. Then it was time to place my version of the zucchini boats in the oven.
I set my oven on 350 to preheat. I put the zucchini boats in the oven at the same temperature and let them bake for 30 minutes. During some of the time the zucchini boats were in the oven, I took the opportunity to make my topping, which was a zucchini puree.
I didn't really know what to expect, but I have to say I was highly pleased with the result. Quite frankly, I think my boats looked beautiful, but I wasn't finished just yet. Now was the time to add the topping to my boats. By the way, I used two halves of the zucchini to make my dinner and to my surprise, I was full! Like seriously, I honestly didn't even think I was going to make it through all of my second boat, but I did.
|Zucchini boats (post-oven)|
So, this was my dinner for tonight. I have those moments where I enjoy being a foodie and tonight was one of those nights! When you decide to try this recipe, please let me know what you think. Also, please let me know of any changes you make because of what you like. I enjoy trying new things and that means I need some recipes!