What to do when hubby goes out hunting in the garden and slays a bunch of ginormous zucchinis???
At our house, the answer is simple: make Zucchini Boats, of course!
This is such a simple recipe, and it makes use of those out-of-control zukes that lurk under the zucchini leaves. Best of all, it keeps us on friendly terms with the neighbors, who tend to get a little testy when we sneak around the neighborhood at night, dropping off monster zucchinis on their doorsteps, and then running (and giggling) back home.
(Other recipes may tell you to just put the filling into the raw boats and let the whole thing cook in the oven. No, no, no. I've tried that many times. The zucchini never really cooks, the filling gets overcooked, and the cheese evaporates. Believe me, you'll like my method better. It's worth it to get the water boiling and let the boats cook for a few minutes before adding the filling.)
To serve, slice the boats into 3-4" chunks. This is a favorite recipe in my family! Don't believe me? Listen to some of my family members for yourself:
David: A squeaky delight with just the right amount of cheesiness, and a meat sauce that will send your taste buds to the moon!
Mark: A recipe that takes the common zucchini and places it in the category of elegant fare.
Mike: A tantalizing affair that will leave your palate wanting more.
Kat: Very delicious with a slight pizazz.
Sarah gives it a big thumbs up! "I love it!" she says, and claims that she can't wait to have more next summer.
Julia: Comfort food meets fresh garden fare. (She's still lovin' it on the third helping!)