Fabulous Zucchini Grinders


Fabulous Zucchini Grinders

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March 29, 2017

Fabulous Zucchini Grinders


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 pound roma or slicer tomatoes, diced

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon butter

2 medium zucchini, cubed

1 pinch red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

4 (6 inch) French or Italian sandwich rolls, split


1To make marinara sauce, heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat . Add garlic, basil and red pepper flakes; cook and stir for a minute or two until fragrant. Stir in sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and puree until smooth in food processor or blender.

2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3 Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the zucchini in butter until browned and slightly tender. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

4 Spoon a generous amount of the zucchini mixture into each sandwich roll. Cover zucchini with about 1/4 cup marinara sauce per roll. Top with a handful of shredded mozzarella. Close the rolls, and wrap individually in aluminum foil.

5 Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until bread is heated through, rolls are soft, and cheese is melted.