4-5 small zucchini and/or yellow squash (will feed 2 adults)
ground turkey (or substitute mushrooms for vegetarian version)
red bell pepper
sharp serrated knife
baking stone or cookie sheet
Step 1: Wash & cut zucchini and squash in half lengthwise. Microwave on high for 5 minutes to get rid of excess water.
Step 2: Cut 2 shallow slits (don't cut all the way through) into zuchini, to make it easier to scoop out middle.
Step 3: Scoop out middle to create "boat" for delicious filling. I used a measuring spoon to scoop.
Step 4: Brown ground turkey in pan. For vegetarian version, saute mushrooms in a little olive oil.
Step 5: Chop onion, red pepper and parsley. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Step 6: Add chopped veggies, salt, pepper and garlic to browned meat (or mushrooms). Cook for 5 minutes.
Step 7: Fill boats with cooked filling mixture.
Step 10: Place on baking stone or cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Note: You can serve with a balsamic reduction or by themselves.
Now you have a delicious main course straight from your garden!