Stuffed Zucchini Flower Recipe
Every year early in July there is an abundance of male squash flowers in the garden. Zucchini blossoms are a very low calorie snack when eaten by themselves, and are a source of calcium, potassium and vitamins C & A. Squash plants often send out many male flowers before there are any female flowers to fertilize, you want to enjoy this seasonal delicacy while it lasts!
Stuffing squash flowers is a great way to incorporate them into your meals during that time of year because they are hard to preserve for later use. I first started stuffing the flowers when I noticed that there was a natural space when the flower folded up. Adding some type of protein in there can easily make it more of a meal. There many different fillings to choose from but I started with my favourite flavours to cook with and it quickly became a seasonal favourite. I hope you enjoy this stuffed zucchini flower recipe as much as I do!
If you love zucchini blossoms and want a great variety that is known for its large and numerous male flowers you can try growing the beautiful Costata Romanesco Zucchini. Their colouration, unique appearance and plentiful blossoms make them both an aesthetically pleasing and bountiful addition to your garden!
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