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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 64.8
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 37.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Zucchini Main Dish

Submitted by: WALLOWA

Introduction

I wanted a zucchini dish that would be tender but not soupy, salty, or oily. This is it. Filling and agreeable! Makes 2 side dishes or one main dish -- about 120 calories. But who is counting? :) I wanted a zucchini dish that would be tender but not soupy, salty, or oily. This is it. Filling and agreeable! Makes 2 side dishes or one main dish -- about 120 calories. But who is counting? :)
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    2 sliced zucchinis
    2 oz orange juice
    2 oz club soda
    double dash of lemon pepper
    1/2 oz (1 thb) sliced almonds.

    Optional: Cinnamon or raisins for darker squashes like acorn squash.

Directions

Thinly slice zucchinis (don't peel them) and turn them onto the center of a flat pan such as a frying pan.

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Turn heat up to medium.

Pour oz orange juice and 2 oz club soda over the vegetables (this is both flavoring and provides the "steam").

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Add a double dash of lemon pepper and scatter a tablespoon of sliced almonds over the mix. 10 or so raisins added at this time are good --it's an option and depends on what squash you actually use.

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Mound the mix into a small pile, in the center of the pan and turn a serving bowl upside down over the whole -- this creates a mini steamer. You can flip the zucchini over once or twice to coat it if you like.

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Let simmer 3-4 minutes (it's done when it's warm and tender).

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Variations: Little yellow squashes work nicely too. (Any thinly sliced squash is nice). Consider using a dash of cinnamon for things like acorn squash. 5-10 raisins added in the mix is also nice. Just steam and eat.

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Other juices can also be fun... consider substituting a tablespoon of "POG" (passion/orange/guava). Lemon juice is always nice as well.

If you have a native foods gatherer around -- try substituting ground white acorn flour for almonds --- nice sweet aftertaste. (But of course either hard to come by or very easy to come by, depending.) But that's the most esoteric variation -- and I'm sure there are more!



Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WALLOWA.






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