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Helgacooks Oct 21, 2013 04:04 AM

Hello! Can you offer a really tasty dish with zucchini? My kid don't like it... I will be grateful for any recipes!

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  1. lynnlato RE: Helgacooks Oct 21, 2013 04:11 AM

    I was just searching the boards for zucchini recipes and came across this recipe for quick zucchini sauté with toasted almonds that I cannot wait to try.


    There are several zucchini threads if you do a search.

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      Helgacooks RE: lynnlato Oct 21, 2013 04:22 AM

      Thank you very much

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        THewat RE: lynnlato Oct 24, 2013 10:03 AM

        The Smitten Kitchen zucchini sauté is beloved in my home.

      2. fldhkybnva RE: Helgacooks Oct 23, 2013 04:09 PM

        Zucchini butter - http://food52.com/blog/7500-jennie-co...

        I love it! It's quite versatile and you could potentially hide it in foods as well if you're into hiding vegetables.

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          dfrostnh RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 04:18 AM

          I bet your kid would like zucchini chocolate chip cookies or zucchini pancakes but are you looking for a savory dish? This was one of the first "zucchini casserole" recipes I ever tried. It's tasty but now I try to avoid canned soup etc.

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            youareabunny RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 04:24 AM

            If your kids like lasagna you can use zucchini slices in place of some or all of the noodles.

            You need to cut them thin and precook a bit to get rid of the moisture.

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              fldhkybnva RE: youareabunny Oct 24, 2013 05:06 AM

              Zuchini noodles are also fun like soaghettu

            2. coll RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 04:24 AM

              I usually have success with deep fried zucchini slices.

              1. Tehama RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 05:29 AM

                My Italian boyfriend makes a killer zucchini parmesan (use eggplant parmesan recipe and substitute zucchini).

                Earlier this week, he made me eggplant and mozzarella pasta dish after we saw the amazingly awesome James Gandolfini/ Julia Louis-Dreyfus movie "Enough Said." (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/movies/enough-said-stars-james-gandolfini-and-julia-louis-dreyfus.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


                James Gandolfini said in the movie the only thing he knew how to make was this pasta; I think you could easily substitute in the zucchini in place of the eggplant again. I found a 5 minute clip on YouTube of the pasta tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngtK_eDQ6iE

                Eggplant parmesan (substitute zucchini): http://honestcooking.com/how-to-make-...

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                  mike0989 RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 07:44 AM

                  There's a Lebanese dish called Koosa. Basicaly, you hollow out the squash and stuff with a meat\rice mixture. It is then brasied in a tomato sauce. Here is a link to a version to give you an idea.


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                    JungMann RE: mike0989 Oct 24, 2013 09:32 AM

                    Technically the dish is koosa mehshi. Koosa alone just means squash.The squash innards are great cooked down with caramelized onion, dried mint, maybe a bit of dill and topped with strained yogurt. If I use zucchini coins instead, I saute them until brown and then toss the onions, zucchini, herbs and yogurt with pasta and Aleppo pepper for a main dish.

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                      mike0989 RE: JungMann Oct 24, 2013 10:50 AM

                      Those sound good. Thanks

                  2. RealMenJulienne RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 11:30 AM

                    Make ratatouille like in the Pixar movie. This is a simplified version of the actual Keller recipe created for the film: Sauté chopped tomatoes, red bell pepper, garlic, onion and thyme in olive oil until it cooks down into a simple red sauce. Spread the sauce into a baking dish, then layer thin-sliced zucchini, squash, eggplant and roma tomatoes into the pan in an overlapping pattern, like fish scales. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then season with salt and more thyme. Roast it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through. This is a can't-fail recipe and everyone I've ever made it for asks for seconds.

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                      INDIANRIVERFL RE: Helgacooks Oct 24, 2013 11:43 AM

                      Thanks to the Milwaukee Summerfest, I discovered batter dipped deep fried zucchini spears. Even better with melted cheese.

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