I suspect that I will be inundating you with recipes over the coming months because our garden is simply heaving with produce which we need to pick and eat. And nothing makes me happier than eating fresh produce from our garden. When I am having a down day, wondering why on earth I agreed to move to the middle of nowhere, fresh produce for dinner perks me up every time (I’m easily pleased).
I thought I would share with you our favourite way to eat zucchinis at the moment. It is so tasty and so easy!
Choose your favourite green vegetables. We used zucchinis, snow peas, and green peas, but sometimes add green beans, sugar snap peas and small broad beans when we have them in the garden.
Lemon juice (half a lemon)
Salt and pepper
Method (sort of)
1. Bring a pot of water to the boil.
2. Cut up the vegetables into bite sized chunks. String the beans and snowpeas.
3. When the water is boiling, add the vegetables and blanch for a minute or two (bigger vegetables such as zucchinis need longer than peas). Do small batches so that you can control the cooking well.
4. Remove the vegetables out with a slotted spoon, and place in a colander. Run under cold water to keep the vegetables crisp and stop them cooking
5. When all the vegetables are blanched and cooled, empty the water out of the saucepan, turn off the heat and use the stored heat to finish cooking.
6. In the saucepan, throw in a good knob of butter, squeeze in half a lemon. Add the vegetables back into the pan. Add a small handfull of chopped mint and good twist of salt and pepper. Toss it all together gently and serve.
So friends, tell me what other ways are good to eat zucchini. Heaven knows we have a heap of them coming along.