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    Zucchini Madness

    Okay, its that time of year. Thank god we only planted one zucchini, at that we are having trouble keeping up. Do any loungers have a favourite zucchini recipe?
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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    My in-laws have dozen plants so you can imagine the glut in our house! Fortunately we really like them - I am attaching some of last years favorite recipes for reasonably sized specimens. For the ones that get away I treat them like old fashioned vegetable marrows and stuff them, usually with a highly seasoned minced meat and rice mixture and as a last resort get out the preserving pan and make chutney.

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    This recipe isn't as elegant as those Sue posted (which I can't wait to try <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>), but it's a family favorite that I often fix even when zucchini isn't in season. The recipe given below is how it's evolved after I've taken steps to cook/eat heathier; the low-fat/low-salt options can always be replaced by the original full-fat, salted ingredients; however I haven't noticed any decrease in flavor.

    Charlie's Zucchini Skilllet Casserole

    1/2 medium onion, chopped
    1 lb super lean ground beef (or ground turkey breast)
    2 tsp chili powder
    (salt, if you must)
    1 tsp olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    4-5 small zucchini, split lengthwise and then thick sliced (or 5-6 cups zucchini in large chop (bite sized) if using larger zucchini - seed & core if they are extra large)
    1 16oz can unsalted diced tomatos
    1 Tbsp italian seasoning
    4 to 6 oz low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
    steamed brown rice

    Saute chopped onion and ground beef together, season with chili powder (& salt). Cook until onion is soft and the beef is browned. Drain and set aside. In same pan, heat the olive oil, and add garlic and zucchini; saute for 1 to 2 minutes: zucchini should still be firm. Return meat mixture to pan, add tomatoes and italian seasoning, and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in cheese, reserving 1 or 2 tablespoons per serving. Heat until cheese is melted. Serve over brown rice, and garnish each serving with 1 or 2 tablespoons of reserved cheese.

    This recipe is very easy to stretch by simply adding more zucchini, and I sometimes also add 6 to 8 ounces of tomato juice to produce more sauce.
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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Does this qualify as a "recipe"?

    Slice washed zucchini lengthwise in 1/8" thick slabs
    Brush with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper
    Grill over mesquite charcoal (or other flavorful woods) until tender and well marked, turning at least once

    Serve plain or sprinkled with balsamic vinegar (make sure to wipe off any burnt grease smudges as these taste dreadful and probably cause cancer).

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Absolutely one of the best ways of treating them in my opinion. Even better if they are part of a selection of vegetables with the the addition of aubergine/eggplant, peppers and onions. Sherry vinegar is good too but I like the burnt grease smudges best!

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Great Stuff - thanks everyone!
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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    I quarter them lengthwise, then slice them so I have wedges. Then I saute chopped onion and garlic, throw in the zucchini and saute until slightly browned. Add salt and pepper to taste. Throw in fresh basil that has been slice into thin strips and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Hi WebGenii - sure wish I was a next door neighbor to you right about now! My Zucchini plants did not produce a thing this year - too wet, too dry - too whatever! It is unreal, isn't it? A gardener with no zucchinis?? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Also typical - my garden WILL be better next year!!! My positive spirit!! <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>


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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Typed like a true gardener!
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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Catharine,

    I noticed that not to many of the <img src=/S/flags/UK.gif border=0 alt=UK width=30 height=18>'s were participating in this thread. This surprised me because of the well know British Culinary Tradition <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>. It occured to me that they are probably just speaking another language. So for all the British speakers out there, and who knows maybe a <img src=/S/aussie.gif border=0 alt=aussie width=21 height=22> or a <img src=/S/flags/NewZealand.gif border=0 alt=NewZealand width=30 height=18> or two; I offer the following:

    courgette
    (kr-zht)
    n. Chiefly British
    A zucchini.

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    In the Great British Culinary Tradition we ignore courgettes/zucchini and let them be til they grow into marrows!

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    I speak <img src=/S/flags/USA.gif border=0 alt=USA width=30 height=18>, well actually I speak <img src=/S/flags/Texas.gif border=0 alt=Texas width=30 height=18>. What do you mean by marrows?

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    Hans - I think you forgot a square bracket with that link.

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    Re: Zucchini Madness

    See for instance Giant Marrow - Orange

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    You're right, thanks for the heads up. I have corrected it now <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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