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Steamed Zucchini Blossoms

With Shrimp and Herb Salad
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Steamed Zucchini Blossoms

Steamed Zucchini Blossoms - Looks and tastes amazing: steamed zucchini flowers on herb salad

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
Calories:
239
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie239 kcal(11 %)
Protein20 g(20 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates13 g(9 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0.9 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E6.2 mg(52 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin6.5 mg(54 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate65 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin4.8 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C40 mg(42 %)
Potassium730 mg(18 %)
Calcium177 mg(18 %)
Magnesium95 mg(32 %)
Iron3.9 mg(26 %)
Iodine87 μg(44 %)
Zinc2.6 mg(33 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.7 g
Uric acid165 mg
Cholesterol131 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
12 ounces
Shrimp (peeled and without head)
1
2 tablespoons
1 ounce
sun-dried Tomatoes
1
8
4 ounces
½ head
2 beds
½
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
4 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot (with lid), 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Lid, 1 Food processor, 1 Steamer basket, 1 Small bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 1

Puree shrimp and egg white in a food processor until smooth. Add whipping cream and pulse to combine. Set aside. Soak dried tomatoes in a bowl of warm water.  

2.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 2

Rinse scallion, pat dry and chop finely. Drain the tomatoes and cut into small pieces.

3.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 3

Mix scallion and tomatoes into the shrimp mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

4.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 4

Open zucchini flowers and carefully remove pistils.

5.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 5

Fill flowers with the shrimp mixture and fold the flowers back around the filling.

6.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 6

Place the flowers in a steamer basket (or colander) set over a pot of boiling water. Cover and steam until flowers are tender and filling is cooked through, about 12 minutes.

7.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 7

Rinse the herb salad and shake dry. Combine with shiso sprouts. 

8.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 8

For the dressing, squeeze juice from a lemon. Mix together 1 tablespoon lemon juice, the vinegar and honey in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil.  

9.
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms preparation step 9

Toss the herb-shiso salad with the dressing. Remove zucchini flowers from steamer and serve warm, with the salad.