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Kolokythoanthoi (zucchini flowers)Kolokythoanthoi

Zucchini Flowers

Soak cracked wheat in salted water for about twenty minutes. Remove from water; strain. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients (except vegetable stock); mix well. Use mixture to fill zucchini blossoms. Fold the ends of each blossom; place in a saucepan folded side down. In order to prevent sticking, place thin slices of zucchini on the bottom of the saucepan before adding filled blossoms. Pour vegetable stock over zucchini blossoms; simmer for about ten minutes. Remove zucchini blossoms from the saucepan and arrange on a platter. Boil remaining juice in saucepan until it thickens, stirring often. Pour sauce over the zucchini blossoms.


Food Fare: Greek RecipesSuggestion: Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt (as pictured above).


*Note: Zucchini Blossoms can be harvested from home gardens, or purchased at specialty markets (local or online).


*Kolokythoanthoi image (C) Mina Theofilatou (2011). Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, a freely licensed media file repository.


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