Sunday, August 1, 2010

What to do with a 5 foot long zucchini!!!

Ya cook it!!!  That's what ya do!!!

And I did just that...

My Mom brought this home for me from my Uncle's house in San Pedro the other day...
It's 50 inches long.
For those of you that don't know what it is... it's a Squash... a buttery, light green ridiculously yummy one too!

When she presented it to me... it was like being in Zucchini Heaven!!!
My mind immediately started thinking of all the things I was gonna do with it...
Was I going to chop it, slice it, stuff it, fry it, bake it, steam it...
and the answer to all of those is...
YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, AND YES!!!
With a 5 foot long zucchini, you can do ALL of it!!!

Soooo...


I cut a 2 foot section off, and seeded it, rubbed it with Olive Oil, salt and pepper and baked it
to tenderize it... just for a few minutes...



Then I stuff them!!!
This is a mixture of saute'd onions, celery, mushrooms, romano cheese and a tiny bit of Feta on top...
I can smell them now!!!
Lunch is gonna be soooo good!

Then...
I sliced another 1 1/2 feet of it into diagonal medallions...


Sprinkled them with Dill, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and they are going to bake
in the hot oven until tender...
I will eat them as it...
My family will eat them over Fettucine Pasta dressed with hot olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and Pecorino Romano shavings...

I still have another 18 inches or so in the fridge... for another day...
Since it fits in the fridge now... I can savor the flavor another day...

Buone Mangiare!!!

3 comments:

  1. WOW!! I've never seen a 5' zucchini before! I love eating zucchini and really like the ideas you've shared on what different for me to make with them! Your recipes sound and look to be sooo yummy!! I love making and eating zucchini bread.. When I do, it doesn't last very long in my house! Everybody loves it!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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