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    Zuchinni - tastier than you thought

    I used to hate zuchinni, too mushy. It was a texture problem.

    Then I heard that if you cut out the middle (the part with the seeds), it will stay firm and it will taste better. And its true.

    My favourite is to cut a zuchinni length wise, cut out the seed part so the zuchinni is like a boat. Dice onions and cook the onions with hamburger meat. Mix the onion/meat with some mild salsa, fill the zuchinni "boats", cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 300. Tasty.

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    Sounds delicious. I love zucchini. The way I keep from getting it too mushy is not to overcook it.

    I slice zucchini, cut up a Roma tomato or two, add onion and butter.......and cook that all together (with spices to your taste) (I like garlic and cumin). Delicious. And to make that recipe even easier: sliced zucchini, a can of tomatoes and green chiles (I prefer Hatch but Rotel is fine) and onion.

    Tip: If you saute the onions and zucchini until they start turning brown before adding the other stuff it adds to the flavor. Shredded cheese and a couple of fresh cilantro leaves on top is great.

    zucchini is my second favorite vegetable. Green beans is first. Eggplant is in the top 5.
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    i ilke pickles...and she likes me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson2 View Post
    I used to hate zuchinni, too mushy. It was a texture problem.

    Then I heard that if you cut out the middle (the part with the seeds), it will stay firm and it will taste better. And its true.

    My favourite is to cut a zuchinni length wise, cut out the seed part so the zuchinni is like a boat. Dice onions and cook the onions with hamburger meat. Mix the onion/meat with some mild salsa, fill the zuchinni "boats", cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 300. Tasty.
    That sounds real tasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutabaga View Post
    i ilke pickles...and she likes me...
    Have you been hitting the sauce already this morning @Rutabaga ?

    You're making me laugh quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    Have you been hitting the sauce already this morning @Rutabaga ?

    You're making me laugh quite a bit.
    Naw....he just gets like that when there's talk of fruits and vegetables.
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    Zucchini is like okra. Mix it with other stuff that tastes good and it's not too disgusting.

    I remember the zucchini season at work. A woman would come in with a small sack of zucchini and share with the other women. A week later we were carting bags of zucchini out of the coffee room to the dumpster. My neighbor's wife planted a garden and I cracked up when I saw four tomato plants a eight zucchini plants.

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    I stuff my Zukes with the same mixture I use for Stuffed Bell Peppers.
    I grill zucchini with Patty Pan Squash, and Delicata Squash. Baste with Garlic butter, salt and pepper.
    I also eat it raw, dipped in Ranch. Fried , Grilled or Sauteed, I love me some Squash.

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    Grilled Zucchini:

    Cut it either into halves or quarters.

    Brush it with a lot of Olive Oil.

    Cover it with pepper.

    Grill until done!

    Goes well with anything, really, especially grilled dishes.

    (But remember! This is a STARCH. So, while it has good stuff in it, count it as a carbohydrate!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedgin View Post
    Grilled Zucchini:

    Cut it either into halves or quarters.

    Brush it with a lot of Olive Oil.

    Cover it with pepper.

    Grill until done!

    Goes well with anything, really, especially grilled dishes.

    (But remember! This is a STARCH. So, while it has good stuff in it, count it as a carbohydrate!)
    Throw some Greek oregano on there too.
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