All Dressed Up Zucchini Collars

All Dressed Up Zucchini Collars

All Dressed Up Zucchini Collars
Number of Servings:
24

INGREDIENTS

4
zucchini (9-in/23 cm each)
1
tbsp (20 ml)
olive oil
1/2
tub ricotta cheese
1/2
tub spreadable plain cream cheese (125 g)
1/4
cup (60 ml)
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1
small garlic clove, crushed
1
tbsp (20 ml)
fresh dill, finely minced
1/2
lemon, zest only, finely grated
1
salt and pepper, to taste
1
pn
cayenne pepper
2
pkg thinly sliced, cold smoked salmon (100 g)
1
fresh dill sprigs for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  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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