My garden FINALLY gave me some zucchini! So far it is the only thing producing. I do have promising green tomatoes but the weather has been mostly cool and overcast this summer, it might be the end of the month before they turn red!
Here is a quick zucchini stir-fry recipe,
small diced zucchini, allow about 1 grocery store sized zucchini per person
coarsley chopped garlic, allow 1 small clove per person
soy sauce, 1 tsp per person.
drizzle sesame oil in a frying pan or wok on high heat. Cook the garlic briefly and add the zucchini. Fry for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Don't let the middle seeds get too visible, you will want the zucchini to be super crisp. Next melt a little butter over the zucchini and add a teaspoon of soy sauce per person. It's done!
Makes a great side dish with teriaki chicken or just by itself with some rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or chopped green onions if you have them.
As a bonus, This is my favorite zucchini bread recipe (since somebody else went to the trouble to type it, I'll just link):
Same hints here as for banana bread:
- - don't cream sugar and shortening, just combine until the sugar is crumbly
- - mix all the wet ingredients and the seasonings, baking powder and soda
- - fold in the flour but don't mix very much, just moisten
I'd love to find a good chocolate zucchini cake recipe... anyone?