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Old 09-06-2008, 08:18 PM   #11
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Cream Of Zucchini Soup

Cream of Zucchini Soup

1 small onion coarsely chopped
1 tsp butter
3 medium zucchini coarsely chopped
1 medium potato coarsely chopped
3 cups chicken stock
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
1/2 tsp black pepper

In large sauce pan saute onion in butter until soft.Add zucchini and potato, cook 5 min. Add stock and cook until veggies are tender. Add herbs and transfer to a food processor or blender aand process until smooth. Return to saucepan and add cream and black pepper. Season with salt to taste. Reheat gently and serve.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #12
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Zucchini with Apple

Zucchini with Apple

1/2 cup of walnut pieces
1/4 cup butter
2 small zuchinni grated
1 green apple peeled and grated
fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

saute walnuts in butter over low heat until brown. Take nuts out of the pan and set aside. Put grated zucchini in pan and saute for 1 minute only. Remove from heat and add walnuts, grated apple and few drops of lemon juice, stir and taste. Sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste and serve!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #13
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Zucchini Pesto Quiche

1 prebaked pastry shell
3 small zucchini, halved and cut in 1/4" slices
2 tablespoons prepared pesto
2 cups Swiss cheese, grated
1 1/4 cups Jack cheese, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
3 eggs
1 cup half-and-half

Method
Preheat oven to 375F.
Saute zucchini over medium heat in roomy saute pan until just softening. Cool and drain off any excess moisture.
In a mixing bowl, combine zucchini, pesto, both cheeses, seasonings, and pepper. Mound filling in pastry shell.
Whisk eggs with half-and-half until smooth. Pour evenly over filling, tilting if necessary to distribute.
Bake in preheated 375F oven for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. If top begins to brown too quickly, cover with foil.
Let settle on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serve hot.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:57 PM   #14
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Hi, I'm new to the group and I'm looking for an easy zuchinni bread recipe. I'm not a great cook and want to learn. Looks like I found a great place to begin!
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:48 PM   #15
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all of the recipes sound really good. i plan to try the cream of zucchini soup very soon.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:12 PM   #16
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here ya go Sally!!


Zucchini Bread
Ingredients
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup water
2 cups grated zucchini
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine oil, eggs, water, zucchini and lemon juice. Mix wet ingredients into dry, add nuts and fold in. Bake in 2 standard loaf pans, sprayed with nonstick spray, for 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Alternately, bake in 5 mini loaf pans for about 45 minutes.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:12 PM   #17
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Use a mandolin and cut julienne strips from the skin (you want that green color to show through). Lightly saute the strips in a very hot pan with shallots, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. I mean add everything to a screaming hot saute pan, shake it a couple of times, let it sit for 30 seconds, shake it again, then hit it with a splash of white wine, toss again, and place in a warm place for a few minutes while the zucchini cooks.

Use leftover "innards" of the zucchini to make a stuffing.

If you have really huge zucchini, cut them in half, hollow them out, stuff with something, e.i., a seafood stuffing (incorporate the "innards" into the stuffing), bake the whole she-bang, and serve with a seafood cream sauce of some kind (this is off the top of my head from Chef Prudhomme's first cookbook).

Give some away to friends and family.

Give some away to food banks.

Run a search on this website (or other recipe websites) for "Zucchini" and see what pops up.

Ratatouille?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #18
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How about zukini pan cakes, yum!
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #19
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i like to put zucchini in my spaghetti sauce.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:26 PM   #20
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charlie, that pancake idea sounds wonderful. i'm gonna try tha next time i make pancakes.
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