Tuesday, October 14, 2008

zucchini recipe

For anyone that might like it, this is the recipe for the zucchini I made last night.

4 or 5 medium-sized zucchini
1 med to large red onion
1 to 2 T. sunflower oil
3/4 c. (or more) balsamic vinegar

Thinly slice zucchini, set aside. Cut red onion in half and thinly slice each half. Heat oil in skillet (may need more oil if skillet is not non-stick or if skillet gets too hot). Toss in onion and zucchini and let both slightly brown. Add balsamic vinegar, making sure there's enough to get all coated and to saute for a good 10 mins, allowing all liquid to absorb into zucchini and onion.

Once liquid has absorbed completely, it's finished. Sometimes, after the fact, there may be a small amt. of liquid left... which is also ok.

I've made the mistake of adding too much balsamic vinegar in the past. You don't want it to swim in the vinegar... just juicy for a bit.

Hope you like it. I love it. It's a recipe from my younger sister, Jahooni. It's quite good and different. Let me know whatcha think. :)


Chief Rock Chef said...

Thanks - sounds very good.

I have been doing something similar using zucchini, red onion, baby tomatoes and mushrooms. Adding olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper then cooking it all in the oven for half an hour.

Thanks again!

Um Naief said...

ummmm, that sounds really good. i'll have to try this one as well. how long to you keep it in the oven?? 30 mins??

and, you're welcome!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Yes, about 30 minutes - just make sure the zucchini is cooked well.

Oh, I usually have green pepper in there too.

Olivia said...

Yes, I sometimes grill zucchini and tomato with balsamic vinegar, salt n pepper, rosemary, a dash of garlic powder, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

It seems to me I more often choose balsamic v. over old faves like soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce when doing things like sauteeing mushrooms...Hm.

Rain said...

mmm it sounds delicious , but i wonder what do you usually serve beside that dish?

Um Naief said...

well hello Rain!! haven't seen you around in a while, so it's nice to see you visiting again.

i usually make this w/ chicken, but it's completely up to you. i've also served it w/ pasta... just depending on my taste that day and since naief eats it, i like to make it because it's healthy and a veggie. :)