I don’t know about you, but every now and then I get fed up with cooking the same thing over and over again. I want something new, something I’ve never eaten before.
As such I subscribed to “Daily Recipes” and every day I get something new emailed to me. Most of the time I delete these messages, because a) the recipe doesn’t appeal to me, b) there are far too many ingredients, c) it’s a meat I don’t eat.
Mention deer, duck, goose, rabbit, crab, lobster, etc. to me and I’ve lost interest within seconds.
Last Thursday, that changed. I noticed a recipe for “Stuffed Zucchini”. Hello, that sounded interesting. Since I had zucchini in the fridge I decided to give it a go.
I had all the ingredients except for spaghetti sauce. So Dieter was sent to the grocery store while I busied myself with the preparation of the zucchini and the potatoes.
An hour or so later the zucchini was ready and … well, for starters the dish didn’t look like it did in the picture.
What it was supposed to look like
What it really looekd like
Dieter came to take a look and asked if he should call 911. Just in case …
Hoping for the best I dished up and … yack, this was awful. The zucchini and the sauce tasted fine, but the mince tasted like slimy cardboard.
Right away I knew what the problem was … a cup of bread crumbs was way too much. A tablespoon would have been sufficient.
In case you want to try the ingredients were:
Just remember, if you’re considering preparing this dish, replace a cup of bread crumbs with a tablespoon of crumbs. To give the mince added texture, add an egg.