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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Recipe by Jo Feehan

These stuffed zucchini flowers, filled with the subtle flavours of crab and ricotta, create a deliciously delicate entree.

  • 6 zucchini flowers still attached to vegetable
  • 100 gr ricotta
  • 100gr crab meat
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 birds eye chilli seeds removed and finely diced.
  • cornflour
  • iced water
  • ½ cup (75gr) cornflour
  • ¼ cup (40 gr) Self Raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp ground red pepper
  • 7/8 cup (215ml) iced water
  1. Gently open the petals of the zucchini flowers and remove the centre stamen.
  2. Place the lemon rind, ricotta, crab, and chilli in a bowl and mix to combine. Carefully spoon 1 teaspoonful of the mixture into each zucchini flower and twist the petals to enclose.
  3. Place the cornflour, self-raising flour and water in a bowl and mix with a butter knife until just combined (the mixture will be a bit lumpy). Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 1cm of oil in a large, deep saucepan over high heat until hot. Dust the zucchini flowers in the extra flour and dip into the batter. Cook, in batches, turning occasionally, for 2–3 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Top the stuffed zucchini flowers with micro basil, sprinkle with salt flakes and serve with a wedge of lemon.


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