Zucchini Boats

Source: Proud Italian Cook
adapted by http://theresalwaysthyme.blogspot.com/

3 zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise, ends trimmed
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
plain bread crumbs
fontina, provolone or mozzarella (or any good melting cheese), diced
a little white wine (optional)
olive oil for drizzling
basil, chopped

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine the garlic, oil, salt and pepper.

Scoop out the seeds of the zucchini in the center with a spoon. Brush the surface with the oil mixture. Arrange the tomato halves down the center of the zucchini, pour a little bit of white wine in the dish, then sprinkle with the bread crumbs.  Bake for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and place the cheese in between the tomatoes. Turn broiler on and place them back in the oven. Broil until golden and bubbling. Remove and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of grated Parmesan. Garnish with chopped basil.

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