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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Summer Squash Blossoms

Squash blossoms are the quintessential summer dish in my house because my mom used to make them in August, when they first appeared in the markets. So I thought it would be a great idea to share our family’s favorite stuffed squash blossoms, and my own non traditional recipe, squash blossom pasta, while the season is just getting started.  

Stuffed Squash Blossoms
Makes 8 Servings

These are a family favorite, and make great appetizers.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine the 3 cheeses, egg yolk and herbs into a bowl.
  2. Add lemon zest to the cheese mixture
  3. Mix ingredients together gently, be careful not to over mix.
  4. Remove the stamen from the squash blossoms.
  5. Carefully stuff the cheese mixture into the blossoms.
  6. Twist the ends of the blossoms together.
  7. In a separate bowl combine the flour, corn meal, baking powder, and water. This batter should have a relatively thick consistency, like waffle batter.
  8. Coat the bottom of a heavy frying pan with oil.
  9. Coat the squash blossoms in the batter
  10. Add the squash blossoms to the oil, for approximately 3 minutes on each side. Until they are golden brown.
  11. Cool on a paper towel to remove excess oil.

 

Squash Blossom Pasta

Squash Blossom Pasta

Squash Blossom Pasta
Makes 4 Servings

This dish is great for the summer, its light, bright and quick to make, especially during a heat wave.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Remove the stamen from the squash blossoms.
  2. Cut zucchini, summer squash, and squash blossoms into thin ribbons.
  3. Cook pasta as per directions.
  4. While pasta is cooking, brown the butter over low heat.
  5. Add zucchini + summer squash, and saute until slightly al dente.
  6. Add cooked pasta and squash blossoms
  7. Toss all ingredients in the pan till evenly coated with the brown butter.
  8. Squeeze about 1/2 of the lemon on to the pasta.
  9. Salt + pepper to taste.
  10. Transfer to bowl and garnish with the shredded Parmesan cheese.

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