my son-in-law brought me three large zucchini. i have no clue how to cook them up. does anyone have any recipes for them? any help would be appreciated.
thanks in advance,
Slicing them in lengthwise quarters, then dicing them into 1/2" pieces, you can roast the slices on a cookie sheet for 20 min (10 min a side). Gives them a nice browning and good flavor. Then I like to add them to pasta sauces or - even better - make ratatouille (which is basically tomato sauce, sauteed onions & garlic, fresh tomato, and roasted zucchini, squash, & eggplant - great with fish).
I just slice them lengthwise, brush a little olive oil on them, and throw them on the grill. A little freshly ground black pepper and they’re ready to eat. I love veggies though, and frequently prefer them unadulterated.
I grate them into pasta sauce.
Or hide them on other people’s front porches in the middle of the night.
my kids LOVE zucchini bread. try it with bits of pineapple in too. yummy. lots of recipes for this on the web.
I got this recipe from a Yahoo vegetarian group. I’ve made it a number of times and love it. It’s very easy to change if you have stuff you want to add in or leave out.
I have made this using regular flour and it was okay, but it’s really good if you use chickpea flour. You can mix up the types of flour. I also tend to use more veggies than called for, You can add in any other shredded/grated veggies you have on hand. The final mixture shouldn’t be too loose but it should all be moistened. I use low fat cheese and Egg Beaters. One time I accidentally added baking soda instead of baking powder and it still turned out great. I’ve made it in a Pyrex pie plate and a Pyrex 8x8 pan.
3 cups grated zucchini
1 grated carrot (optional)
1 small onion chopped
1 cup flour
1 cup grated provolone or mild cheddar cheese
1/4 cup canola or or vegetable oil
3 egg whites beaten or egg replacer to equal
3 tablespoons grated parmesan
2 teaspoons chopped basil, parsley or chives (dried or fresh)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients
in a large bowl and mix well. Spoon zucchini mixture into a 10 inch glass pie
or quiche plate that has been coated with vegetable cooking spray. Bake for
45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
I love zucchini bread too but haven’t had it in ages!! Yummy. If short on time though, you can also just slice and steam or boil it with onions. Also good cooked in stewed tomatoes with garlic and italian spices…or add to spaghetti sauce or veggie soup. You really can’t go wrong with zucchini
I’ve seen cake recipes with finely grated zucchini. I’ve never made one, and to my knowledge haven’t eaten one, but I imagine it’s worth trying. It makes zucchini bread so moist, and it would make a cake really moist too. It depends on the cake flavor though. I think I’ve seen it added to chocolate cakes. A more subtle, delicate flavor wouldn’t work as well.
Similar to your stewed tomato suggestion, I’ve done that, adding garlic, onions and chicken. Just leave it to simmer until the chicken falls off the bone. It’s more flavorful to very briefly lightly brown the garlic, onion and chicken in a little olive oil (or use cooking spray to eliminate some fat) before adding the zucchini and tomatoes. If you’re not super strict with carbs, it’s good served over a little brown rice or whole wheat couscous. Very filling too.
We had grilled zuchinni last night. I too was skeptical, but it was good. I will get the recipe from my wife and will post it this evening.
Here is the recipe, it came from dLife.com:
Grilled Zucchini, Mediterranean Style
1 lb medium zucchini
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano leaves
1 pinch black pepper (to taste)
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 pinch salt (to taste)
Slice the zucchini in half, lengthwise; rub with olive oil, and sprinkle with oregano and pepper.
Grill directly over medium hot coals, cut side down, until well browned or about 15 minutes (I have a gas grill and cooked over medium heat for about 25 minutes). Sprinkle with lime juice and season with salt.
I’ve got 3 zucchini in the fridge and usually just stir-fry them with onions like my mama did… The pie sounds great. I’m making it tomorrow night.
My husband loves all zucchini and I love to cook. This is really easy and delicious:
Cut into chunks. Throw it all into a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil, add garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste. Mix it all up. Cook in 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.