Recipe for Stuffed Zucchini With Walnut Sauce


    Yield: 4 servings

    4 lg Zucchini
    3 tbsp (olive) oil
    1 med Onion, finely chopped
    2 ea Garlic cloves
    1 1/3 cup Bulgur wheat, washed & drained
    2 ea Red bell peppers, seeded & diced
    1 tsp Allspice
    1 tsp Salt
    1 tsp Pepper
    1 1/4 cup Vegetable stock

    4 oz Shelled walnuts, ground
    4 ea Garlic cloves, crushed
    2 tbsp Fresh breadcrumbs
    1 tsp Salt
    2 tbsp Olive oil
    Juice of 1 lemon

    Blanch the zucchini for 3-4 minutes in boiling water. Cut them in half lengthwise, scoop out the centres and chop the pulp roughly.

    Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large pan and saute the onion and garlic gently for 3-4 minutes until transparent.

    Put in the bulgar wheat, diced red peppers, chopped zucchini and allspice and season well. Add some stock if the mixture seems too dry and cook for 10 minutes over gentle heat, stirring constantly. Preheat the oven to 350F.

    Fill the zucchini shells with the mixture. Arrange them in a lightly oiled ovenproof dish, brush with the remaining oil, cover with a lid or foil and bake for 25 minutes. Serve with the walnut and garlic sauce.


    Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Use 2/3 a cup of water to start with and add more if the sauce is too thick. Let stand for 1 hour. Blend again just before serving and garnish with finely chopped walnuts.