*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      RICOTTA-STUFFED ZUCCHINI FLOWERS
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Flowers
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Ricotta cheese
    1                    Onion -- minced
      1/2   c            Toasted almonds or pine nuts
                         -(finely chopped)
      1/2   c            Grated Italian Asiago cheese
                         -OR- Parmesan cheese
      1/2   ts           Ground pepper
    1       t            Seasoning salt
    2       tb           Minced fresh basil -- -ÿÿ
    1       t            -Dried basil
    2       tb           Minced parsley
    1       t            Butter -- melted
   20       md           Zucchini flowers, or more
                         -OR- any squash flowers,
                         -Freshly picked and
                         -rinsed in cold water
                         Nasturtiums for garnish
 
   Mix together all ingredients except butter and flowers.  With filling at
   room temperature, use a pastry tube to carefully stuff flowers; do not
   overfill.
   Drizzle melted butter over flowers and cook in microwave on medium power
   for 3 minutes, or at 350 F in regular oven for about 15 minutes.  Be
   careful not to let filling ooze out of flowers.
   Garnish with nasturtiums stuffed with extra filling.
  
 
 
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