About this recipe: Courgette ‘boats’ filled with a hearty rice and minced lamb stuffing make a satisfying yet healthy meal.
You could use this filling to stuff other scooped-out vegetables such as aubergines, peppers or large beef tomatoes.
Used different ingredients. Brilliant recipe this! I had beef mince to use up and thought I would try it in place of lamb. I followed the recipe to the letter apart from (obviously) removing the addition of mint and replacing rosemary with an equivalent quantity of thyme. My wife is away on business at the moment and my kids demand good food. This went down fantastically well from when I got them to taste the filling for flavour/saltiness to the final presentation on the table. What was supposed to be a Monday evening family meal turned out to be a real gourmet feast. Thank you and we do look forward to trying the lamb version. P.S. The recipe stipulates 2 cloves of garlic. Don't skimp on this as this is an integral part of this really lovely dish. Also don't panic if you find that you have to cook any part of the recipe longer than stated, it will be perfect in the end! - 09 Nov 2009
Something else. Added an Oxo cube to the mince mixture + to save time used a microwaveable pouch of rice. - 04 Aug 2010
This was really tasty. I used a giant courgette so had to bake it longer initially but the result was fantastic. Very impressive and my family loved it. I have leftover stuffing so just bought a couple of aubergines to stuff! - 21 Jul 2011