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#1 Jenn

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    Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:05 PM

    Okay ladies... my garden is in full swing and our 3 zucchini plants have started producing insane amounts of zucchini! I seriously don't know what to do with all of it! I made zucchini bread, zucchini slaw and caponata (substituting zucchini for the eggplant). Anyone have some killer recipes to use this stuff up? Things that freeze or can be easily jarred (never done it but willing to try) would be especially helpful!

    #2 Maura

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    Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:12 PM

    we regularly grill zucchini - cut about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick, put in a ziploc bag, put about 1-2 tbsp of EVOO in the bag to coat the zucchini, then sprinkle salt & pepper in the bag and then close the bag. rub the bag around to make sure everything gets coated, and then dump them onto a plate and place on the grill just long enough to get slight grill marks on each side. its delicious and healthy and one of my FI's favorites.

    #3 starchild

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      Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:12 PM

      Mmmm one of my favorites! My parents grew zucchini and I know what you mean about the over production, it does get crazy. Have you given any away yet? That always helps.

      I love grilled zucchini and zucchini boats as they call them, yum! If you have the blossoms there are yummy things you can do with them too.

      You can make casseroles and freeze them nicely. Here are 17 pages of zucchini recipes to inspire you:

      Just Vegetable Recipes - 1,366 Zucchini recipes.

      #4 Jenn

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        Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by starchild
        Mmmm one of my favorites! My parents grew zucchini and I know what you mean about the over production, it does get crazy. Have you given any away yet? That always helps.

        I love grilled zucchini and zucchini boats as they call them, yum! If you have the blossoms there are yummy things you can do with them too.

        You can make casseroles and freeze them nicely. Here are 17 pages of zucchini recipes to inspire you:

        Just Vegetable Recipes - 1,366 Zucchini recipes.
        Holy crap that's a lot of recipes! Thanks :)

        #5 Jenn3878

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          Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:16 PM

          Yumm zucchini is tasty!! Wow you are going to be busy with all those recipes! Have fun :)

          #6 Kryztan

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            Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:17 PM

            A great stirfry....and grilled or baked YUM!

            #7 ashrose

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              Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

              My grandma makes a zucchini soup ... its a cream based soup that is really good.

              I don't have her recipe... but this one looks kind of close:
              Zucchini Soup with Herbs - Allrecipes

              I know that soup freezes well because I do it all the time. I laddle about 2 cups in to a quart sized ziploc and then squeeze the air out and stack the bags one on top of another... it freezes them flat so they stack easy in a sometimes crowded freezer. :)

              #8 Jenn

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                Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:11 PM

                That soup sounds yummy! And great tip on freezing it flat... thanks!




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