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Old 06-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #21
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Bah, humbug! Zucchini sucks. I don't care for the flavor or the texture, fried, grilled, stewed, sauteed, baked, in soups or stews or casseroles or by itself. I see no reason to eat it when there are so many better choices.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:25 PM   #22
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This is one of my fave ways of using zucchini. Had it last night as an accompaniment to some "Teriyaki Salmon"

BREEZY SESAME ZUCCHINI CARROT RAMEN NOODLES

1 small/medium zucchini
1 medium carrot
1 package Ramen noodle soup mix
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Aprox. 1 teaspoon (about 1”) peeled & grated fresh ginger
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Soy sauce to taste
Vegetable oil
Hot sesame oil (or regular, if desired)

Wash & trim zucchini; trim & peel carrot. Grate, shred, or julienne slice both (julienned produces the best result).

Discard soup/seasoning packet from Ramen noodles (or save for another use). Cook noodles according to package directions & drain.

In a medium/large skillet, heat a thin coating of vegetable oil & sauté squash & carrot until just barely tender. Add ginger & garlic & stir a few times. Add drained noodles & combine gently. Add crushed red pepper flakes & soy sauce to taste & gently combine again. Serve with a drizzle of hot (or regular) sesame oil on top.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:04 PM   #23
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Bah, humbug! Zucchini sucks. I don't care for the flavor or the texture, fried, grilled, stewed, sauteed, baked, in soups or stews or casseroles or by itself. I see no reason to eat it when there are so many better choices.
Scotch, how do you really feel?

LOL - good thing you've never eaten my chili I sometimes make. I cube it and no one is the wiser!
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:46 PM   #24
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I'll give it this -- it beats beets!
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #25
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Oh rats Scotch, I was just gonna post a recipe for beets ala mode
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:03 PM   #26
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Oh rats Scotch, I was just gonna post a recipe for beets ala mode
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:07 PM   #27
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uh huh

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Old 06-15-2009, 12:45 AM   #28
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i don't care for beets either. EXCEPT when my mom put raw beets, carrots, celery and apple through the juicerator (sp).







i gave my daughter beets ONCE when she was just starting to eat solids. when i changed her diaper it scared the poop out of ME and i never did that again.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:13 AM   #29
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I love beets especially with evoo,vinegar a little brown sugar..
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:14 AM   #30
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We all kind of go by zucchini and ignore it..I like it but there are so many veggies that are so much more beautiful to look and, that have a unique flavor that calls to us..So after making this I have a new respect for the good ol zucchini.
Slice the long way 6-8 zucchini, in a shallow bowl or pan add 1/3 c. evoo juice of one lemon and some of it's zest.Add 2 cloves crushed garlic about 1 teal ground cumin or more if you choose. add some kosher salt and some fresh ground black pepper, I use coarse grind I love that crunch and burst of heat from the larger grind.Put zucchini in the marinade coat well and let it marinate at least 2 hours. Prepare a med fire or use an indoor grilput on the zucchini and leave til you can see a light grill mark thenturn do not let it get mooshie you want it just a little crisp..When done to your liking remove to platter give a light squeeze of lemon and more salt and pepper and enjoy.
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I think this is tasty. I prefer it with home made fresh Salsa.

Mexican Veggies Recipe
SERVINGS: 2
CATEGORY: Low Fat
METHOD:
TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
Ingredients:
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup salsa or picante sauce
Directions:
Place 1 in. of water in a small saucepan; add zucchini and corn. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until zucchini is almost tender. Drain. Stir in salsa; heat through. Yield: 2 servings.
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