Zucchini ripieni, Zücchein ripein

Zucchini ripieni, also known as Zücchein ripein in the local dialect, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This delicious recipe consists of zucchini stuffed with a flavorful mixture of breadcrumbs, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, garlic, and herbs, then baked to perfection. It is a popular dish in many towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find zucchini ripieni at the famous Tamburini deli, located in the heart of the city. This historic shop offers a wide range of traditional Italian products, including zucchini ripieni made with locally sourced ingredients. In Modena, you can visit the Mercato Albinelli, a vibrant market where you can find fresh zucchini and all the ingredients needed to make this dish.

To make zucchini ripieni, start by cutting the zucchini in half lengthwise and scooping out the seeds. In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Stuff the zucchini halves with this mixture and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 20-25 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender and the filling is golden brown.

Zucchini ripieni is a Traditional Recipess that has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition. This recognition ensures that the dish is made following specific specifications, such as using local ingredients and traditional cooking methods. Some of the specifications for zucchini ripieni include using zucchini from the Emilia-Romagna region, using Parmigiano Reggiano cheese produced in the traditional way, and baking the dish in a wood-fired oven.

– “Zucchini ripieni: la ricetta tradizionale” – www.giallozafferano.it
– “Zucchini ripieni alla bolognese” – www.cucinaitaliana.it