Monday, April 27

Zucchini 3 ways

I was browsing through recipes today and happened to find 3 recipes for zucchini that I had to try. I couldn't pick just one so here they are! I only had time to make 2 out of the 3 so check back tomorrow for the last zucchini dish! Enjoy!

Zucchini Ribbons with Mint
adapted from martha stewart
Serves 2
1 zucchini
kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Lemon juice of 1 lemon
Ground pepper
1/4 cup mint leaves

1 Using a vegetable peeler, peel zucchini lengthwise. After the zucchini is peeled, take your peeler and peel long wide slivers. The zucchini will eventually become flat and the ribbons will come out easier. If you need to flip the zucchini over to get more ribbons, you can certainly do that.

2 Once you peeled as many ribbons as you can from the zucchini, place the ribbons in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Wait 5-10 minutes while some of its liquid is released.  Once liquid is released at the bottom of the bowl, pour it out and lightly squeeze ribbons with a paper towel to blot the liquid.

3 Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper

4 Pour mixture over zucchini and toss gently.

5 Add mint leaves and serve

This side dish is so refreshing. Very mojito-esqe!

Zucchini Bites with Mozzarella 
recipe via life's ambrosia

2 zucchini cut into 3/4 inch slices, with peel
fresh mozzarella ball
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup grated parmesan
olive oil
non stick spray
salt 'n' peppa

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2 Using the top of a vegetable peeler, carve out a little bowl for the mozzarella to go in.  Make sure not to carve out all the way through the slice.
3 Season the cavity with salt and pepper and a tear off a piece from your mozzarella ball and stick inside.
4 Combine panko bread crumbs with parmesan in a separate bowl
5 Dip each zucchini bite into the beaten egg mixture (both sides)
6 Coat egg'd zucchini bite in bread crumb mixture
7 Place bites on prepared baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes. Broil tops 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
These came out like little pockets of heaven, crispy on the outside and cheesy and juicy on the inside. Great for parties!