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It's that time of year, my garden is exploding with zucchini squash!
I grow green and yellow varieties.
What are your favorite ways to prepare them? I eat most in stir fries, going to have an egg scramble with them for breakfast.
 

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I like them young, cut in half and cooked in a pan with olive oil for a few minutes each side.
Fergus Henderson has a nicely simple recipe for "mushy courgettes" were you cut 6mm slices and cook them in butter in a casserole with a lid for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
They a nice stirred into a risotto as well or cut them into a thick julienne and mix them into a spaghetti carbonara.
 

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Fritters! Bread (too obvious?).
 

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i'm putting some into Korean jsang jsang noodles tonight. apologies for butchering the spelling. i am in a major hurry.
 

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Make a tian!

 

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i quit growing them. turns out my neighbors are always making rounds, trying to find people to give them to.

nothing uses up a big pile like soup. i roast them after a rubbing of oil, and salt. then dump them into a pot to simmer with chicken stock and then blend it into a smooth soup. i dont strain it because i like the texture. some cream if you want, a drizzle of good olive oil, and some crusty bread. done and done.
 

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My favourite - Fried zucchini. But it is a lot of work, especially if cooked for more then 2 people, so I usually eat them at restaurants :).
 

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My favourite - Fried zucchini. But it is a lot of work, especially if cooked for more then 2 people, so I usually eat them at restaurants :).
i love them fried..however, eating them at a restaurant is a terrible way to use up surplus zucchs from the garden. :D
man, i havent had fried zucchine, besides tempura fried in decades!!
 

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I love zucchini seared/grilled hard on one side and then cooled and tossed into a salad.

It'd be a little more work, but if you slice them lengthwise around 1/4", salt them on a wire rack and let them purge some excess moisture, you can shingle them and bake into a galette or on a focaccia with some creamy cheese, herbs, maybe some confit garlic. This would work with ratatouille flavors too.
 

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Zucchini chocolate chip muffins! We plant costata romanesco (heirloom), which isn't supposed to be too high yielding, and despite cutting the number of plants from 6 to 4 this year still end up with waaaaaay too much. Also this variety still tastes good when they get above 3 pounds (which happens really quickly).
 

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Quick pasta for 1 person:

Sear 250grams (pref. yellow) zucchini 5mm half moons with 1 thin sliched garlic clove in olive oil. Stop when browned a bit but still with bite. Add pinch of red pepper flakes. Salt to taste. Leave in pan.
Cook penne pasta 150g.
Toss together with 5-10 chiffonaded mint leaves, 1 tablespoon of cream and 2 tablespoons grana padano or similar and drizzle of olive oil.

Best when done with TF Mab.
 
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