Baby Zucchini Stuffed with Spicy Peppers

One problem those of us with a potager have is an abundance of vegetables.

The other problem is that everyone else has the same abundance.

So….

When one has guests for lunch it's only logical to offer freshly picked produce from the potager.

But, some how, some way, one has to come up with something a little different to do with it.

One can only try.

This was the zucchini we had for lunch on Sunday.

Baby Zucchini (Courgette) Stuffed with Spicy Peppers

Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes

 Ingredients:  to serve 4

  • 4 -6 small zucchini (courgette)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 orange or red pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs dry sherry
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Zucchini stuffed with Peppers
 Instructions:

  • Cut the zucchini in half. 
  • With a small spoon, hollow out each half.
  • Fry the onion, garlic, pepper and spices in olive oil until well browned. 
  • Stir in Worcestershire sauce and sherry
  • Divide and fill the zucchini halves.
  • Cover, bake at 400F (200C) for 25 minutes.

Back to the potager….

Have you ever wondered where the little ears of corn come from?  

You know, the ones found in Chinese buffets and Thai curries…..

I planted 3 different types of corn this year.  I picked the first two ears of this bi-color variety and both had baby ears attached.

In all my years of eating, cooking, planting sweet corn, I have never seen this before.

Now you know….

Corn
Finally, sometimes the view from our balcony is more interesting than others.

These two deer had a leisurely stroll across the harvested wheat field…. One even laid down for a bit.

Deer

They best enjoy the summer…. Hunting season starts soon.

 

6 thoughts on “Baby Zucchini Stuffed with Spicy Peppers”

  1. Great minds think alike, Katie. I made stuffed zucchini this week, too.
    That corn looks almost human. Something out of Stephen King…
    And the scene from your window reminds me of the scene from the pool at the place near Cahors we sometimes visit. I would see deer in the vineyard every night. Apparently – not while were there – one fell into the pool one night and drowned.

  2. I love seeing the bambis in the field !! I am not a fan of hunting them or eating them though. Are you making zucchini soup to freeze for the winter nights ahead ??

  3. I envy you your ability (and climate) to grow not one but three varieties of corn. This makes me miss my home in the Sacramento Valley. It does not make me miss the 100+ degree summers.
    Very nice stuffed zucchini recipe – like your use of spices with sherry. I haven’t stuffed any yet this summer but will save this for when I do.

  4. Mimi, the corn was weird – esp. since it was the first 2 and only those 2. There are a lot of deer in France. No squirrels, though…
    Marina, and good for zucchini season LOL. (’cause you use the babies)
    manningroad, not a fan of hunting, but I do enjoy eating. I buy from a local farm. Lots of zucchini soup already in the freezer.
    Christine, I’ll be waiting for cooler weather before I stuff any more. The corn does well here…. usually, even though it’s not usually hot.
    Elizabeth, aren’t they darling? For little tiny gnomes I think….

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