Posts Tagged ‘zucchini’

Lidia’s Baked Rigatoni and Zucchini

August 12, 2014


Zucchini, tomatoes and basil tossed with rigatoni–this pasta dish makes excellent use of later summer produce. I have made this pasta¬† a few times over the past several weeks and have come to prefer it without the cheese (or with less cheese) and with less pasta in relation to the vegetables. Don’t leave out the fresh basil–that is key to the flavor. If you want to replace the fontina with another cheese, you can.


Zucchini Stewed with Onions and Chard

May 21, 2013


Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Literacy is really a very useful book. It is full of interesting but easy recipes for almost any vegetable you would be likely to bring home from the farmer’s market or supermarket. My favorite recipe so far is this recipe for zucchini stewed to melting tenderness with onion, garlic, olive oil and Swiss chard. The texture and flavor of the long stewed summer squash is quite a revelation: luxuriously silky and delicately flavored. The flavor and texture of the chard becomes more refined as well, somehow.


Latke-Palooza: Zucchini Latkes

December 6, 2011

It is fun to serve different kinds of mini latkes as appetizers, and this recipe is an old favorite. The original recipe came from an early 80’s cookbook called Cooking with Cornelius. Cornelius O’Donell worked for Corning Glass and developed recipes for use in Corningware. I’ve changed around the recipe a bit, leaving out the 2 Tbl. mayonnaise, using oil instead of butter for frying and changing some other things probably over the years.