Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini. In full disclosure I really, really wanted an eggroll. Or two or three. But see I’ve been trying to stay somewhat remotely healthy in my eating habits lately, while craving every last sweet, carb and cookie I can think of. (They really don’t disclose the cravings after the baby is born.)

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Breast feed, they say. You’ll lose weight, they say. Um, yea, this is me, starving all day long. And NOT losing weight.

Okay, so this stuffed zucchini. Kinda sorta did satisfy my need for a greasy fried egg roll. I made an Asian seasoned stir fry with ground pork and vitamin rich kale, with crunchy water chestnuts and topped it all off with sriracha and hoison sauce and pretty little sesame seeds. Did you know even those teeny little sesame seeds are good for the body? They have monounsaturated fats!

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And I might add, this did make delicious leftovers. This was not a finicky shark friendly meal-at least not all of it. They did eat the meat! Something about those green squash makes my kids hide. I need to remind my 4 year old that it was his favorite pureed food as a baby. We did the Baby Bullet thing. He loved it!

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

So yes, I had leftovers! I get excited when I can enjoy my dinner twice. Not that I’m complaining when the family loves my meals and inhales it all in the first helping. But I can be a little selfish when it comes to good food. Stick around for the simple recipe.

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini
Ingredients:
4 large zucchinis
1 lb ground pork (or beef, turkey or chicken)
3 cups chopped kale, washed and stems removed
1 large carrot, finely shredded
3 green onions, sliced
1 small can sliced water chestnuts
1 Tb Gourmet Garden Thai Seasoning paste or equivalent seasoning
1 tsp Gourmet Garden chunky garlic paste or minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 Tb low sodium soy sauce
Cooking spray
Optional Garnish:
Hoisin sauce
Sriracha sauce
Sesame seeds

Directions:
In a medium skillet set over medium high heat, brown the ground pork with the sliced green onions.

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

When the pork is browned and the onions are tender, stir in the remaining ingredients, except the zucchinis. Cook and stir mixture until combined and vegetables are tender.

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Meanwhile, heat a griddle over medium heat. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray and grill the zucchinis, split lengthwise face down on the grill.

At this point you can scoop out some of the zucchini pulp and stuff with the meat and vegetable mixture, or simply top the zucchinis as desired.

Garnish with desired sauces and sesame seeds. Eat with a knife and fork.

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Do you have any sneaky ways of satisfying your cravings?

Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 439 calories

Fat 26 g

Carbs 29 g

Protein 27 g

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Asian Style Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchinis, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 lb ground pork (or beef, turkey or chicken)
  • 3 cups chopped kale, washed and stems removed
  • 1 large carrot, finely shredded
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 small can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 Tb Gourmet Garden Thai Seasoning paste or equivalent seasoning
  • 1 tsp Gourmet Garden chunky garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 Tb low sodium soy sauce
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet set over medium high heat, brown the ground pork with the sliced green onions.
  2. When the pork is browned and the onions are tender, stir in the remaining ingredients, except the zucchinis. Cook and stir mixture until combined and vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a griddle over medium heat. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray and grill the zucchinis, split lengthwise face down on the grill.
  4. At this point you can scoop out some of the zucchini pulp and stuff with the meat and vegetable mixture, or simply top the zucchinis as desired.
  5. Garnish with desired sauces and sesame seeds. Eat with a knife and fork.

Notes

Optional Garnish: Hoisin sauce Sriracha sauce Sesame seeds

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