Quick Zucchini Saute

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Registered: 05-29-2002
Quick Zucchini Saute
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Sat, 06-06-2009 - 9:54pm

from smittenkitchen.com

Quick Sauté of Zucchini with Toasted Almonds
Inspired by the Red Cat, NYC

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons thinly sliced almonds

1 to 2 small zucchini, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks with a knife or julienne blade on a mandoline

1 tsp of lemon zest, or lemon juice to taste (this was my add)

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Few ounces pecorino Romano or parmesan, in thin slices — a peeler works great for this

Heat the oil on high in a large skillet. When it is hot but not smoking, add the almonds to the pan. Cook them, while stirring, until the almonds are golden-brown, approximately a minute or two.

Add the zucchini to the pan, tossing it with the oil and almonds until it just begins to glisten, about one minute. The idea is not to cook the zucchini so much as warm it.

Season with lemon, salt, and pepper and serve immediately, with or without cheese on top.

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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 7:11am

Sounds good Traci- I have never cooked with almonds.. But I think I may try this one !

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Sat, 06-06-2009 - 10:01pm
We had this for dinner tonight with grilled corn, the orzo I posted and some grilled chicken that I had marinated in Italian dressing. It was SO GOOD. Ethan ate it (just the required 5 bites for his age to get dessert, but still he ate it).
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