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Old 06-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Zucchini & Summer Squash Ideas

I love zucchini & (Summer) squash. Any new and fresh ideas/recipes to share?

I posted, and made,

Zucchini Carpaccio with Feta & Pine Nuts
Zucchini Carpaccio with Feta and Pine Nuts Recipe - CHOW

On the to-do list:

Zuchinni Stuffed with Ricotta Mousse
Zucchini Boats with Ricotta-Basil Mousse Recipe | MyRecipes.com

Gordon Ramsay's Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Rolls
Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Rolls - Gordon Ramsay Recipe | Apple Pie, Patis, and Pt Recipes

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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Thanks, Cerise. I'll have to look into those recipes. We have zucchini stacked on the kitchen counter like cord wood and, besides putting some by, I'm always on the lookout for new ways to serve it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Here is a stuffed roasted veggies recipe I use. It list several veggies to stuff but you can certainly focus on your two squashes.

Stuffed Vegetables

2 Ea Portobello Mushrooms
6-8 Ea Button Mushrooms
4 Ea Zucchini
3 Ea Italian Peppers (cubanelles)
C Olive Oil
1 Ea Onion, diced
3 Cl Garlic, minced
1 Lb Ground Pork
2 Tb Turkish Seasoning
15 Oz Canned Tomato
1 C Shredded Cheddar
C Grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Remove the stems and gills from the portobellos. Save the stems for the stuffing.
Chop the button mushrooms for the stuffing.

Cut three of the zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and reserve them for the stuffing. Dice the fourth zucchini for the stuffing. Cut the peppers in half length-wise and clean out the interiors.

Place the prepared portobellos, zucchini and peppers on an oiled half-sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Spray or brush with oil.

Heat the olive oil in a large saut pan over medium high heat.

Add the onions and garlic and saut.

Add the ground pork and brown. Drain off excess fat.

Add the seasonings and the mushroom and zucchini saved for the stuffing and simmer for several minutes until the zucchini is soft.

Add the canned tomatoes and break them up with a spoon or spatula. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, to cook off excess liquid (about 12-15 minutes).

Turn off the heat and mix in the cheddar cheese. Stuff the vegetables and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of the stuffing. Bake for 35-45 minutes.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #4
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I make a casserole of layered zucchini, summer squash, onions sliced on a mandolin (really thin), crushed Ritz crackers, butter and S&P.

Butter a small casserole and coat with cracker meal (Ritz whizzed in the processor). I do 1/8" rounds of the squashes on the mandolin. Start builing layers of zucchini, summer squash, onions and cracker meal alternately, until you reach the top of the casserole, ending with cracker meal in a pretty thick layer. Add pats of butter on top. Cover and cook in 350 F oven until a tooth pick penetrates easily. Remove cover and crisp cracker meal top layer under the broiler.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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A timely thread, Cerise!

Zucchini bread with raisins, piccallili, chow-chow come to mind. I wonder if subbing zukes for cukes in freezer pickles would work? Thinly sliced zukes and onion (mandoline), sprinkle with salt, set aside for a few hours and let drain, rinse well. Make syrup with sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes and mustard seed, bring to boil. Cool. Pour over vegs. Refrigerate or freeze in ziplocks.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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A timely thread, Cerise!

Zucchini bread with raisins, piccallili, chow-chow come to mind. I wonder if subbing zukes for cukes in freezer pickles would work? Thinly sliced zukes and onion, (mandoline), sprinkle with salt, set aside for a few hours and let drain, rinse well. Make syrup with sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes and mustard seed, bring to boil. Cool. Pour over vegs. Refrigerate or freeze in ziplocks.
Hey, Dawg...there's a recipe in an old Ball canning book for zucchini pickles. I've made them and they are yummy!
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Hey, Dawg...there's a recipe in an old Ball canning book for zucchini pickles. I've made them and they are yummy!
Yes! I've made them too!
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I make a casserole of layered zucchini, summer squash, onions sliced on a mandolin (really thin), crushed Ritz crackers, butter and S&P.

Butter a small casserole and coat with cracker meal (Ritz whizzed in the processor). I do 1/8" rounds of the squashes on the mandolin. Start builing layers of zucchini, summer squash, onions and cracker meal alternately, until you reach the top of the casserole, ending with cracker meal in a pretty thick layer. Add pats of butter on top. Cover and cook in 350 F oven until a tooth pick penetrates easily. Remove cover and crisp cracker meal top layer under the broiler.
Thanks copied and printed out to try. I love summer squash and Ritz crackers, but never tried them together. Sounds delicious.
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I posted this one a few days ago: Grilled Stuffed Zucchini Boats
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I make a casserole of layered zucchini, summer squash, onions sliced on a mandolin (really thin), crushed Ritz crackers, butter and S&P.

Butter a small casserole and coat with cracker meal (Ritz whizzed in the processor). I do 1/8" rounds of the squashes on the mandolin. Start builing layers of zucchini, summer squash, onions and cracker meal alternately, until you reach the top of the casserole, ending with cracker meal in a pretty thick layer. Add pats of butter on top. Cover and cook in 350 F oven until a tooth pick penetrates easily. Remove cover and crisp cracker meal top layer under the broiler.
I'll bet this is as tasty as it is colorful. (I'm thinking I might add some herbs & Parmesan cheese). Saved! Thank you!
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