Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb and Mint (Mario Batali) Recipe

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Zucchini Stuffed with Lamb and Mint (Mario Batali)
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  1. To Make Tomato Sauce: Saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until translucent but not browned. Add thyme and carrot, cook 5 minutes over medium heat and add tomatoes. Bring to boil, lower heat to just bubbling and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt to taste and set aside.
  2. To Make Stuffed Zucchini: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Trim zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon or a melon baller, remove a canal down center of each zucchini half, leaving a 1/4-inch all around and the ends closed. Roughly chop the excess zucchini flesh and set aside.
  4. In a 10- to 12-inch saute pan, heat olive oil until just smoking. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium high heat until softened, about 6 to 7 minutes. Add zucchini pieces and crumbled lamb and cook until lamb is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Drain fat from lamb mixture and place in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, half of the mint leaves and tomato sauce and mix well. Season both the mixture and the zucchini boats with salt and pepper. Stuff the lamb mixture into zucchini boats and pile high. Place in an oven-proof baking dish just large enough to hold the 8 pieces and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until crisp on top and remove. Serve warm or at room temperature with a chicory salad and sprinkle with remaining mint leaves.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3491.03 Kcal (14616 kJ)
Calories from fat 2349.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 261.05g 402%
Cholesterol 658.42mg 219%
Sodium 4799.26mg 200%
Potassium 6220.01mg 132%
Total Carbs 174.52g 58%
Sugars 76.51g 306%
Dietary Fiber 29.14g 117%
Protein 117.83g 236%
Vitamin C 268.5mg 447%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 30.2mg 168%
Calcium 691.2mg 69%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 130.59 Kcal (547 kJ)
Calories from fat 87.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.77g 402%
Cholesterol 24.63mg 219%
Sodium 179.53mg 200%
Potassium 232.68mg 132%
Total Carbs 6.53g 58%
Sugars 2.86g 306%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 117%
Protein 4.41g 236%
Vitamin C 10mg 447%
Iron 1.1mg 168%
Calcium 25.9mg 69%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 90.8
  • 95

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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