Vegetarian stuffed zucchini
Here is an other recipe of stuffed zucchini, but vegetarian this time. For me it's a classic because my mother has been preparing it for decades and I find this recipe perfect for hot summer days. In her original recipe my mother was using "brousse" or "bruccio" a white fresh cheese from the south of France or from Corsica, since I cannot find easily this cheese in Japan I replaced It by ricotta and it works very well. This recipe is lovely also in small round zucchini, but I couldn't find any today.
The stuffing is really simple: it's a mix of ricotta cheese, egg, fresh mint, salt and pepper. Stir the ricotta with an egg, chop the mint and add it to the mixture, season with salt and pepper, stir well. Cut the zucchini, remove a little of the seeds, stuff with the mixture. Line the zucchini in an oven dish and bake at 180deg untill the top is golden. Eat warm or cold.
It is perfect as starter or to accompany a main dish. Here I served it for dinner in a one-plate with a little omelet, home-made pancakes and greens.