Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

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Zucchini is stuffed with a super tasty shrimp paste. Then it’s steamed and served with a mouthwatering sauce. It’s healthy, tasty, and full of umami taste. Let’s get started with the Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Zucchini recipe!

Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Serving: 2 to 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

For the filling:
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons carrots, minced
¼ teaspoon ginger, minced
1/10 teaspoon salt
1/10 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the stuffed zucchini:
2 large zucchini
½ cup chicken stock, unsalted
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

Steamed Shrimp Stuffed Zucchini Instructions

To prepare the zucchini:
  • Trim off the ends of each zucchini. Cut it crosswise into about 2 inches long. Use a small spoon to scoop out the center.
  • Do the same with all of them.
To prepare the filling:
  • In a food processor, add the deveined shrimp, and blend until it becomes a paste (or mince it with a knife). Then add the carrots, ginger, salt, white pepper, and sesame oil. Mix well.
  • Place a pastry bag (or a Ziploc bag) in a glass, and add the filling inside. Seal the opening and cut open the tip.
  • Squeeze the filling in the center of each piece of zucchini. Arrange them on a plate.
To steam:
  • In a steamer over high heat, bring water to a boil. Transfer the stuffed zucchini inside, cover the lid, and steam for about 5 minutes until completely cooked through.
  • Remove the stuffed zucchini and reserve the liquid inside the plate.
To make the gravy and serve:
  • In a small pan over medium heat, return the liquid from the plate. Then add the chicken stock and oyster sauce. Whisk and bring it to a simmer. Pour in the cornstarch slurry (2 teaspoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water.) Stir until the sauce is thickened.
  • Pour the sauce over the stuffed zucchini and enjoy!

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