Friday, August 13, 2010

Calling out for Zucchini recipes!

Hello?  No it's not a phone silly.  Just a huge zucchini my neighbor brought over today.  

I need some ideas on what to do with this guy. 


Hoping some of you will send some awesome recipes my way?

15 comments:

Erica T said...

zucchini relish or grated for zucchini bread or chocolate zucchini cake, those are my favorites with zucchini, once I find my recipes i'll share them, if I forget let me know :)

cooperl788 said...

That is one big zucchini! Our favorite recipe is stuffed zucchini. Slice it in half lengthwise and hollow it out. Chop the insides and mix with lean turkey sausage, a little parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Stuff it back into the zucchini and bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and brown on top, and the zucchini is tender. Slice and serve with a big salad.

Rachel said...

That is a HUGE one! so cool!

Michele Chastain said...

One of my favorite things to do with zucchini is make some thick slabs (usually I would just cut the zucchini lengthwise in half, but for that monster, you could just slice thick rounds) brush both sides with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and course black pepper.
Heat up a cast iron skillet really hot, and then slap those puppies on it, you should have some serious sizzle. Cook until it's nicely grilled looking and flip it, cook until desired tenderness. Then take a can of tomato sauce and stir in some oregano, garlic, s&p -- heat it up, spoon it onto the zucchini, then top with parm cheese! Yum! :)

Michelle said...

Wow! That is insanely big. It may be too big to cook anything other than bread, since the flavor may have changed because it's so large. Cut into and taste it first. I have one half that size sitting on my kitchen counter waiting to be baked into a yummy loaf of bread. ;)

Michelle @ greenearthbazaar.com

Red: said...

I love just steamed zucchini, a little salt and pepper and yum! Also, you can grate it into long strand and make "zucchini pasta" boil just slightly until tender and toss with some EVOO and basil/garlic/lemon juice, or zucchini Parmesan. Just like you would fix it for chicken or egg plant only cut the zucchini into length wise slices. In your case you may have to cut it in thirds first... You can "batter" with egg whites and breadcrumbs and bake until golden brown to avoid frying and then top it with Parmesan cheese. Serve with a tomato sauce like Ragu go with pasta or sans pasta to avoid the carbs.

heather said...

HOLY ZUCCHINI!! ive made brownies, and bread with them which i love! i just posted a recipe for nachos using it and i also like it grilled. or zucchini parm.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I saw this on another blog and thought of you as I saw your zucchini post earlier in the day. She has a whole section of zucchini recipes and tips.

http://amysfinerthings.com/zucchini-recipes

Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli said...

You can grate it and freeze it in 1 cup clumps. Then defrost for baking or tomato sauce as needed.

pattas said...

Wow that is one mean zucchini..I have a recipe that calls for grated zucchini.. it is called Zucchini slice. It contains,SR flour, cheese, eggs,oil,bacon,onion.. Can be eaten hot or cold, great with salad..:))
PS pleased to have met you :))

jennohara said...

I love zucchini in pasta! I usually cook up chicken, onion and zucchini in a frying pan, and add in some alfredo sauce. Cook up your pasta....bon appetit!
Love your blog :)

Lynda with a Y said...

I grate it on a box grater and add it to eggs, and pasta primavera. You can also make zucchini pancakes and zucchini bread. Also try stuffed zucchini w/ meat or meat substitute, tomato sauce, rice or quinoa, and a bit of cheese.

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Wow, that is an insanely huge zucchini! I recently shredded and bagged a bunch of zuccz in 2 cup portions to freeze for future use. Great for making bread and chocolate muffins in the winter!

Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

We have super huge zucchinis like that in our backyard too!! :)

Reima said...

Zucchini Banana Bread!
Zucchini Tempura!