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Old 06-12-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Whats you favorite zucchini recipe? We planted zucchini and its our first year having a garden and we had no idea how much zucchini we were gonna need so now we have 7 plants. Its producing like crazy and I dont wanna get bored with it
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Have you tried grilling them? I parboil mine, then grill it. You can do kebabs or slice it and grill it, or wrap it up in foil packets w/ onions, little dab of olive oil . . .

I like mixing chunks of zucchini w/ diced tomatoes . . . add a little bit of sugar, and some Italian spices (depends on what spices you like) . . . simmer over low heat. I have a recipe for that somewhere . . . and Ratatouille . . . have you tried that? I will see what recipes I can dig up.

You can send some of that zucchini over here if you get tired of it, Hee Hee.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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Here's a step by step for Ratatouille, including pictures!!!!

Ratatouille - Recipe File - Cooking For Engineers
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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Here is a nice one I enjoy. I got it from Cooks.com


TOMATOES AND ZUCCHINI PROVENCAL

from COOKS.COM

1 lb. tomatoes
1 lb. zucchini
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. chopped basil
1/2 tsp. chopped thyme
1/2 tsp. chopped oregano
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tomatoes and zucchini into 1/2 inch slices. In shallow 1 quart baking dish alternate tomatoes and zucchini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake 20 minutes.

In skillet heat oil. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Reserve 1 tablespoon of oil and drizzle remainder over vegetables. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. In bowl mix 1 tablespoon oil with herbs, cheese and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over vegetables. Baste with pan juice and bake for 10 minutes.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Zucchini contains a lot of water and when cooked does not freeze well, it tends to become mushy. My favorite was my Italian grandmothers.

2 medium zucchini's unpeeled and sliced 1/4" rounds
olive oil
4-5 cloves of chopped garlic
1 medium onion minced
1 large egg
1/4 c grated Romano cheese
1 small can tomato sauce
dash of Italian seasoning
s/p to taste

Rinse zucchini and pat dry, slice
lightly coat bottom of a medium frying pan with oo, add zucchini, cover & simmer 5 mins., discard the oo/water mixture from the pan
Add all of the ingredients except egg and cheese, cover & simmer 6 mins.
Mix raw egg and cheese into the zucchini mixture and simmer 30 seconds. Enjoy
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Zucchini Bread

11/2 cup flour
1 teas cinnamon
½ teas baking soda
½ teas salt
½ teas nutmeg
¼ teas baking powder

Stir together
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1 cup sugar
1 cup zucchini (about 1 big zucchini), shredded in a food processor
1 egg

Stir together
Add ¼ cup oil
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Add flour mixture to zucchini, stirring as you add. Add ½ cup walnuts and stir in. Pour into greased bread pan.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 55-60 min, or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool 10 min, then remove from pan and cool on rack. Needs to be wrapped if not eaten soon.

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Old 06-12-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Cornelius NC
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Here is a nice one I enjoy. I got it from Cooks.com


TOMATOES AND ZUCCHINI PROVENCAL

from COOKS.COM

1 lb. tomatoes
1 lb. zucchini
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. chopped basil
1/2 tsp. chopped thyme
1/2 tsp. chopped oregano
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tomatoes and zucchini into 1/2 inch slices. In shallow 1 quart baking dish alternate tomatoes and zucchini. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake 20 minutes.

In skillet heat oil. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Reserve 1 tablespoon of oil and drizzle remainder over vegetables. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. In bowl mix 1 tablespoon oil with herbs, cheese and bread crumbs. Sprinkle over vegetables. Baste with pan juice and bake for 10 minutes.
Wow this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing anifan. I too, will have a ton of zucs in a week.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Happy to share. I am in awe of Kelsie sharing g/mother's recipe!! And SBU sharing hers - that is very unusual!!! Can't wait to try these . . .

I am printing them off. Great thread, SBanana!!!!
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Union County
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I can't say that I have ever used the words "favorite" and "zucchini" at the same time. Some of these actually sound appealing.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Thank you anifani, I can't wait to try your recipes. All of the others sound great too. Now does anyone have a recipe for Zucchini Bread, I haven't had that sweet tasting bread since my g'ma made it and that recipe is gone. I am the only "girl" in the family (inc. my cousins) that cook and no one knows the recipe.
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