All Dressed Up Zucchini Collars

All Dressed Up Zucchini Collars

All Dressed Up Zucchini Collars
Number of Servings:


zucchini (9-in/23 cm each)
tbsp (20 ml)
olive oil
tub ricotta cheese
tub spreadable plain cream cheese (125 g)
cup (60 ml)
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
small garlic clove, crushed
tbsp (20 ml)
fresh dill, finely minced
lemon, zest only, finely grated
salt and pepper, to taste
cayenne pepper
pkg thinly sliced, cold smoked salmon (100 g)
fresh dill sprigs for garnish


  1. Trim ends from unpeeled zucchini. Using a cheese slicer or mandolin, shave zucchini lengthwise into thin slices. You should have about 8 or 10 slices per zucchini. Discard outer slices. Heat oil in frying pan. Add slices of zucchini a few at a time, in a single layer and gently sauté just until pale golden and soft enough to roll, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add more oil if needed. Using a spatula, remove zucchini, placing in a single layer on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine ricotta, cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, dill and lemon. Stir with a fork until blended. Add salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Taking one zucchini slice at a time, using a thin metal spatula, gently spread 2 to 3 tsp (10 to 15 ml) cheese mixture over entire length of zucchini. Cut smoked salmon into thin strips and place 1 thin piece on top. Roll up zucchini slice and place cut side down in a lined metal baking tin, such as a 9-in (23 cm) square pan. Repeat steps with remaining zucchini and cheese, tucking each one into pan in a single layer. Cover and refrigerate to firm. To serve, arrange collars in a single layer on a serving platter. Garnish with a sprig of dill tucked into each collar.

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