Wednesday, July 29, 2009

attack of the killer zucchini

yes, i know it's been a month since we last posted, but you know what it's like. anyhoo, my friend annaluisa and her husband, jerry, have a garden and they're growing, among other things, some great zucchini. annaluisa was kind enough to share some of their crop with me. check this thing out, it's ginormous

still life with zucchini

i love the flavor of grilled zucchini, so, i dusted off the chicken crematorium, i mean, the barbeque, and grilled me up some zucchini, with a side of london broil steak. i made some caramelized onions to go on top of the zucchini and it really brought out the sweetness of the zucchini. one thing i learned about caramelized onions: i do not have the kind of patience it takes to make them. this is probably no surprise to anyone that knows me. ahem. anyway, here's the final product -

london broil and zucchini with caramelized onions

thanks, annaluisa and jerry for sharing the bounty of your harvest!


Moon said...

I've never grilled a large one so was the flavor as good as the little ones? I do have a zucchini bread recipe if you'd like. I just don't bake much during the summer.

maltese parakeet said...

yes, this one was sweet and a little nutty. very flavorful.

Doodles said...

I remember when Uncle grew Z and I stuffed a rather large one with sausage parmesan cheese etc..........quite nutty in flavor.

I find when I caramelize onions I do a lot of them at once then I have them on hand in the fridge........signed one who also has zip patience

Moon said...

Amen to both of you.

A side of steak? Now that's the way we all should eat.

I bought some Z at the farmers market today and plan to do some like that though stuffing a large one sounds yummy. Doodles, you should post a recipe before I tackle that.

Doodles said...

gosh I don't know if I have a recipe for stuffed Z........I remember steaming them, scooping out the inside, then made a stuffing, filled up the Z wrapped it in foil and baked them for about 25 minutes or so.

I like them grilled a lot brush them with oil with a spice mixed in.

Spryte said...

Growing up I had only ever seen the gigantic zucchinis that grew in my grandfather's garden. As an adult I wondered why I could never find them like that at the grocery store!