Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Zucchini "boats"

  1. #1
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,976

    Zucchini "boats"

    I have a couple of keto recipes I make which call for zucchini (or crookneck squash) which are split lengthwise, the seeds/guts removed, and the remaining shell ("boat") used to hold other ingredients. I'm wondering if there's anything that can be done with the seeds? Pumpkin seeds and even squash seeds separated from the stringy stuff, sure. But zucchini? Any ideas beyond feeding the pigs we don't have and the compost heap which will freeze in a month or two?
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Price County, WI
    Posts
    732
    I make stuffed zucchini and gladly put the seeds and stringy stuff in the compost.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    162
    If the zucchini seeds are small and soft I would use them and the pulp in muffins or quick breads. Even big zucchini often have soft seeds and useable pulp for baked goodies. In the summer I freeze the chopped up zucchini and use it in the winter for baking.

  4. #4
    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,976
    Thanks, thinkgreen. We don't often eat such things, but maybe I'll bake them for others.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

  5. #5
    Senior Member jp1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,921
    Until this thread I had not ever considered discarding the zucchini seeds. It's not like they're big and tough like winter squash seeds. Admittedly, though, the most adventurous I've been with cooking zucchini is to put a bit of oil on it, some red pepper flakes and throw it on the grill for a few minutes as my chicken is finishing up.

    For what it's worth I've also never discarded tomato seeds since doing so leaves one without much fruit left.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern Oregon
    Posts
    1,822
    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Until this thread I had not ever considered discarding the zucchini seeds. It's not like they're big and tough like winter squash seeds. Admittedly, though, the most adventurous I've been with cooking zucchini is to put a bit of oil on it, some red pepper flakes and throw it on the grill for a few minutes as my chicken is finishing up.

    For what it's worth I've also never discarded tomato seeds since doing so leaves one without much fruit left.
    Well, if you are stuffing the zucchini you do have to do something with the pulp. I do scoop out the seeds of cucumber as well. I also cut tomatoes off at the end and turn over and squeeze out the juice and seeds so it doesn't make what I'm using it in soggy.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    162
    Perhaps you could add it to soups, stews, sauces or stir fries. It adds nutrition and bulk but tends to act somewhat like a chameleon does to "disappear" visually and take on the flavor of your dish.

  8. #8
    Senior Member JaneV2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    9,393
    Squash seeds are a good source of zinc, though not as good as pumpkin seeds.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •