Shaved Mediterrano Zucchini

Posted by on May 17th, 2012

Summer’s almost here (or already here, depending on where you live) and the produce in the groceries is starting to show the season. Including the arrival of zucchini.

Man, I love zucchini.

A great, easy side dish that looks way more impressive than it should is shaved zucchini. You’ll need:

  • 2 zucchini (or 1 large one)
  • 1 tbps Olive oil
  • Zinter Brown Mediterrano Gourmet Salt and Pepper

Wash zucchini. Using your potato peeler, peel long strips of zucchini off your… zucchini. I peeled it into a cube to get long, thick strands. You can use the seedy centres but I found that they went mushy in the frying pan, so you might want to save them for later and just use the firmer, outer sections. Heat about 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat in a frying pan. Toss in your zucchini strands once the oil is hot and sauté them for about 8 minutes, or until they’ve gotten soft and bright green but not mushy. Season with ZB Mediterrano Gourmet Salt and Pepper, and be generous! I used about a ½ tbsp on my single small zucchini and it was just about right.

The zucchini strands come out with a texture a little like pasta, and would make a great bed for something light and not too saucy – lemon shrimp skewers, maybe?

Serves 2-4

Category: Seasonings, Sides