Stuffed zucchini rings
in dried scallop sauce
Food for traditional Chinese New Year
Stuffed zucchini rings
are a delicious dish where zucchini slices are filled with a savory filling and then fried or baked.
Traditionally, the Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese. The whole family comes together, so it is very important to create a healthy and balanced menu. Seafood favorites include abalone, sea cucumbers, and scallops. These ingredients are also often used in dried form. Here we have used dried scallops.
What makes this dish special is that the sauce is the centerpiece. It is combined with delicate components such as zucchini and shrimp.
It's no wonder that dried scallops are so popular in Asia. They really taste great."
What is dried scallop 江瑶柱
Dried scallops, or 'Jiang Yao Zhu' in Chinese, are made by cooking raw scallops and then drying them.
They are a Cantonese dried seafood product made from the muscle of scallops. The smell is reminiscent of salted dried meat and the taste is rich in umami.
Dried scallops are high in various free amino acids such as glycine, alanine, and glutamic acid. They are also rich in nucleic acids such as inosinic acid, amino acid by-products such as taurine, and minerals such as calcium and zinc.
Can you eat the skin of round zucchini?
Yes, with round zucchinis, you can usually eat the skin without any concerns as long as it has been thoroughly washed. The skin contains many nutrients and fibers, making it healthy and digestible. However, it is possible that the skin can become tough with older or larger zucchinis. In this case, you can cut off the skin before consumption or peel the zucchini.
Can you eat everything with the zucchini?
When it comes to zucchini, all parts of the vegetable are generally edible, including the skin, seeds, and flesh. The skin is rich in fiber and contains many nutrients such as vitamins C and K, so it is recommended to eat it. The seeds are also edible and contain healthy fats and proteins, but they are very small and may be unpleasant for some people. If you don't like the seeds, you can simply remove them from the zucchini. The flesh of the zucchini is also very healthy and can be prepared in various ways, such as frying, baking, grilling, or steaming."
How healthy is zucchini
Zucchini are highly nutritious and an excellent source of nutrients and fibre. They have a high water content and are therefore low in calories. One cup of cooked Zucchini contains only about 25 calories. Zucchinis are also rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, and manganese.
Zucchini also contain antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which can protect against age-related eye problems. The fibre in courgettes promotes digestion and supports a healthy digestive system. Zucchini are also rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease."