Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lemon Pepper Grain Stuffed Zucchini :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::


Microwave high for 4 mins or 450 oven for 25 to 35 mins
1-2 servings each in 2 bags

3 Medium Zucchini or Yellow Squash
1 1/2 Cup Cooked Mixed Grain Medley
1/2 Cup Favorite Veggies, diced (I used mixed colorful sweet peppers)
2/3 Cup Favorite Greens, chiffonade (I used romaine)
1/4 Cup Scallion, sliced
1 1/2 Tsp Seasoned Lemon Pepper, Everson
2 Tbs EVOO
1 Small Citrus, sliced (I used a small blood orange)

Citrus, avocado & salsa for garnish

Cut the squash in half lengthwise & use a melon baller to scoop out the flesh all the way down the center of each half.  Cut a thin strip off the bottom to make them stable to stand up easily.  Stir together all the stuffing ingredients and season w/ lemon pepper and EVOO.  Load the stuffing into each zucchini half and press in slightly to create a firm squash boat.  Put three halves into each bag & garnish w/ citrus slices.  Seal bags

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave high for 4 mins or 450 oven for 25 to 35 mins.  Let rest for 2 mins before opening the bag.  Garnish w/ fresh avocado & salsa. 

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Showcase the variety of summer squashes as they come into season in your produce department.  Use any variety of grains from high protein blends w/ legumes, all gluten free blends, exotic rice mixes, etc.  

POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Showcase the full range of summer squash in your produce department in this display & add a variety of cooked grain medleys.  Add heat & serve main dishes from your deli to sell and promote these bagged squash as a vegan main dish or vegetable side dish.  Add grated cheeses, fresh salsas, ripe avocadoes, flavored salt & spice blends, hot & black pepper spice blends & hot sauces to your display.  Promote white & rose wines, light fruity beers & gourmet still & sparkling non alcohol beverages.  Add hearty desserts with custard or chocolate, or both like Boston cream pie.  

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Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

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