Zucchini season has officially begun in the Pacific Northwest, and boy is it a successful one this year. The markets are full of this fine summer squash and I was recently gifted a zucchini from the family garden which is about the size of my torso. I needed to find something delicious to do with my bounty, and stuffed zucchini was just the thing.
This Turkish influenced recipe looks and tastes impressive but requires little effort to make aside from tossing a few things together and leaving it to cook. Of course, since this is a Turkish recipe, my favorite spice blend to pair it with is Turkish Baharat- the peppermint and savory are a refreshing addition on warm summer days. For a more complex filling you can move slightly farther north in influence and use the Black Sea regional spice Khmeli Suneli. A filling dinner for three or a starter for 6, all you need is three medium sized zucchinis (or one monster one).