Stuffed zucchini boats with couscous, sausages and walnuts
Ingredients (4 servings)
4 large zucchinis (about 1 kg)
100 g couscous and the same volume of homemade broth or chicken broth
50 g walnuts, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 large tomato (300 g), grated
6-7 cheese sausages or chicken sausages, cut into slices
Ground black pepper
Salt to taste
150 g cheese, grated
Extra virgin olive oil
First all you’ve got to make the boat so slice zucchinis lengthwise in half, and prepare them like you see in the picture.
Place in the microwave 8-10 minutes until they are done.
Now use a teaspoon and dig without piercing the skin to remove the flesh. Set aside the flesh and place the zucchini boats in an ovenproof dish.
Next thing to do is to cook the couscous, you can follow the directions on the package.
In the absence of instructions what I do is to put couscous in a bowl and add the same amount of homemade basic broth or chicken broth. I cover the bowl with a clean cloth and I let it sit for a few minutes. When couscous has absorbed the broth, break apart and fluff with a fork.
Prepare the ingredients for the filling.
In a large skillet put some extra virgin olive oil, when it is hot add the garlic and the onion and stir fry until is golden, then add the sausage slices.
Then add the grated tomato, the zucchini flesh (cut into small pieces) and let it cook over medium heat for a while.
Add salt, basil and ground black pepper to taste, and finally add the walnuts and the cooked couscous, stir well to combine.
Stuff zucchini boats with this mixture. Sprinkle with some grated cheese and some bread crumbs and place in the oven, bake until cheese is melted.
Garnish with some fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.