Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Day 2476 - How to make Zucchini Boats

Do you ever try out those video recipes you see on your Facebook feed?

This is  not a video - it's a screen shot of a video - just to completely confuse you

As a non-chef, non-foodie, I'm usually not into recipes. Why? Because it always looks so damn time consuming. A quick meal's a good meal and all that.

But these little 30 second videos that come through my Facebook feed make things look so darn easy.

So last night I gave the zucchini boats a try.

Now, I wanted to embed the video for you but I can't because it's not on You Tube.  So click here if you'd like to see it for yourself

Meanwhile let me show you my attempt at this recipe.

Some handy tips from me to make this process even simpler. 

They show you how to make chicken schnitzel.  There ain't nobody got time for that! I just buy the schnitzels already done at Woolies.

They also use an Italian style tomato sauce, whereas I used medium hot salsa that I already had in the cupboard in readiness for a corn chip night. Plus they bought big chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese whereas I just pulled a bag of the grated stuff out of my freezer.

The Recipe: 

  1. Put two chicken schnitzels in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes
  2. Grab 4 zucchinis and slice them in half long ways
  3. Line them up right next to each other on a baking tray (using baking paper) 
  4. With a teaspoon scoop out the middle of each zucc creating a boat
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook in the oven for 15 minutes on 180.
  6. Cut up your cooked schnitzel into cubes and fill each boat
  7. Spread salsa long the full length of each zucchini on top of the chicken
  8. Sprinkle a good helping of mozzarella cheese all over each boat
  9. Finish off with some grated tasty cheese
  10. Bake in the oven on 180 for 10 minutes.
  11. Serve with garlic bread and salad
  12. Take an insta photo and hashtag it #yum

Cut zucchinis in half, scoop out the middle, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Line them up in a baking tray with baking paper (because this is gonna get messy) and cook for 15 minutes on 180

Fill with cubed chicken schnitzel, smother with salsa and throw a bunch of mozzarella and tasty cheese on top.
Pop some garlic bread on the tray while you're at it.

Put it in the oven again for another ten minutes on 180.

Serve with a big salad and garlic bread. 

The family gave these the big thumbs up. 

 Do you ever make food from the Facebook videos?

Would you have made your own schnitties or bought them pre-made?

What chef cheats have you used lately? 

Note: I actually can't have tomatoes (or anything too tomatoey) in my life due to sensitivities so I only put the smallest dash of salsa on my own zucchini boats just to give it a slight flavour.  It was still a taste sensation. 


  1. I've never made a recipe from one of those videos but this one looks amazing! Mr 7 is convinced that any attempt to feed him veggies at the moment is me trying to turn him into a vegetarian so I'm not sure these would pass his fussy test though lol!

  2. nope. but then I'm the worlds worst cook...and okay with that. ;)

  3. I am like you, not great in the kitchen but these do look tasty. I might try one just to see what happens. #teamIBOT

  4. I have never thought to do this! What a clever idea. Jacob doesn't like zucchini but I wonder if he would give these a go considering they're covered with flavor.

  5. Oh yum! These look delicious! I love zucchini but the hubster doesn't care for them, although he love a chicken schnitzel so maybe this could be the recipe that makes him fall in love with zucchini! I've been having zucchini oats for breakfast and they're the bomb diggity! We make our own chicken schnitzel and it's so easy. We oven bake it too, so it's heaps more tasty and healthier too! I love watching those FB cooking vids - you've inspired me to make one too!

  6. They look yummy, although our two older girls have a very strong aversion to zucchini!

  7. These look amazing- must try!

  8. For someone who loves zucchini, I've actually never made these!

  9. Oh my, these look yummy and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This looks SO delicious! I never try the recipes I see on my FB feed - but I want to eat every single one nom nom nom

  11. Hmmmm.... I don't like zucchinis. In fact I'm a very fussy eater and don't really 'do' veges much at all. And I can't even have chicken schnitzel cos of the whole coeliac thing.

    I used to make chicken pizzas though - so flattened pieces of chicken with tomato paste and tomatoes, ham and cheese etc... (so the chicken is the base).

  12. You just made me really hungry. Yum! I'm not great in the kitchen either but I might have to try these.

  13. Wow, those look awesome! I am so gonna try these! Dave will insist on making his own schnittys, he's a big fan of infusing his crumb with herbs and parmesan and I must say, it doesn't take him too long (especially considering he makes his own wholemeal bread crumbs too) and they taste amazing with his added extras. I reckon this would take them to the next level! Thank you!!!

  14. These look delicious! I've seen lots of those videos lately but haven't attempted to make one yet :)


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