Do you have a hard time liking Zuchinnis? Well, you are not alone. It’s not my favorite vegetable either
However, I have found out that, because it is a vegetable with such a mild flavor, that it goes along really well with any strongly flavored sauce. Shred it, saute it just a little bit, and there you go… can be used instead of pasta and rice in many dishes. I like to pour Meatballs Red Sauce with it and it is delicious. Here is how I make my Meatball Red Sauce:
Best if you have a food processor to shred the Zucchini. If you don’t have one, shred it by hand with a shredder. Takes longer though.
My favorite food processor is the Ninja. I have this multi-system and it works really well. It comes with a blender and food processor attachments. Below you have a picture of the food processor attachment only, and I used the blade that makes the shredded Zucchini rougher.
Now when I decide to shredd something, I always shredd way more than I need. I personally don’t like washing all these gysmos, so if ican shredd lots, refrigerate it and use it the next day, I feel like a winner. So here I picked two very large zuchinnis. Shredd them both. I could have shredded more if I had more.
After shredding, place half of it into a container, close it and refriegerate. It can stay up to 3 days in the fridge, ready to use anytime you need it.
Check bellow how I like to prepare the Zuchinni, and call it Zoodles.
On the stove top, melt about 1 tbs of butter in a pot.
Add 1 garlic clove, choped
Let the butter melt and the Garlic become nice and crisp.
Add shredded Zuchinni. Note: Zuchinni shrinks quite a bit after you cook it. So if you think you have too much Zuchine, no worries, it will look a lot less in no time.
Let saute for about 5 minutes. You will notice water building up and that is normal. Zuchinnis are very watery and when you cook them that water realeases. I let the Zuchinni cook for another 2 minutes, take it of the heat and then I remove that water. If you continure to cook the Zuchinni until all that water evaporates, you will overcook the Zuchini, so carefull there. I rather eliminate the water by draining it wih a spoon.
That is it. Zuchinni is ready.