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Old 02-27-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
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REC-Zucchini pasta

Zucchini Pasta

1 package (7 oz.) Angel Hair Pasta or thin spaghetti
2 small zucchini, sliced thin
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 TBSP olive or vegetable oil
1 can (16 oz.) Spanish style tomatoes (Rotel)
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Cook pasta according to directions. I like mine al dente.
In a skillet, saute the garlic,and zucchini in oil until zucchini is crisp
but tender. Add the tomatoes,parsley,oregano,and red pepper
flakes. Heat through. Drain the pasta. Top with zucchini mixture.

I also use this over spaghetti squash, instead of pasta. This is one of our favorite summer recipes. We grow alot of zucchini and yellow squash.

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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mmmm, sounds great! They are one of my favourite of all vegetables, maybe we'll try this later this week!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:15 AM   #3
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I love anything zucchini. My mother in law makes an amazing dish with zucc's and tomatoes and a parmesan topping. I'll see if I can get it and share.

thanks for this one!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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We love to just 1/4" slice zucchinis and saute them in a little butter until they're brown on both sides. Add a little salt and pepper... yum!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:31 AM   #5
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I love zucchini, one of my favorites.
I love, love , love them fried even though that's not the healthiest way to eat them!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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Thanks, Granny, for the zucchini/pasta recipe. I, too, love zucchini and grow lots in my summer garden. If you search this site for "zucchini", you will find many recipes. I make lots of zucchini bread, soup, and frittata -- they all freeze well and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Thanks, too, RMS, for the link to the "Fresh Cooking from your Garden" website -- lots of good information and recipes!
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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Parmesan Zucchini Strips

I agree with you, RMS -- fried zucchini are yummy, but I definitely don't need those extra calories! Here's a recipe that has a few less calories and still satisfies your craving for fried zucchini.

1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs or panko crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 small zucchihi, quartered
1/4 cup lightly beaten egg or egg substitute

-Combine bread crumbs and cheese.
-Dip zucchini in egg then in crumbs.
-Place zucchini strips on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
-Bake at 450ºF for 20-25 minutes until brown and tender.
-Makes about 4 servings.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:58 AM   #8
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Another zuke fan here. Zuke & pasta - sounds yum. Will have to give your recipe a try. Thank you for sharing.

A couple of zuke favorites - zuke pancakes - shred the zukes, add minced garlic, finely chopped onions, beaten egg, any herbs/spices you like - makes a tasty side or appy.

Zuke tomato pie - posted here under Tomato pie - is another idea - or a zuke pizza or shredded zukes on brushetta.

Zuke spaghetti - shred the zukes with a mandoline and toss with lemon juice salt & black pepper. Makes a great side.
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