My zucchini plants are fulfilling their stereotypical role, and producing like crazy. I'm not complaining. After a couple of years of almost no harvest, thanks to garden pests, I am saying "Bring it on." The plants seem to be up for the challenge.
Eventually I will freeze some, but for now we are enjoying the fresh veggies in a variety of ways. My favorite way to eat zucchini (or other summer squash) is to slice it in thick strips lengthwise, marinate in Italian dressing and then cook on the grill. Of course, zucchini is also great deep fried. And there is always zucchini bread. This week we tried something new, stuffed zucchini.
It turned out wonderfully! I found the best way to scrape out the zucchini was with a melon baller. Worked like a charm.
If you would happen to have a few zucchini that hide from you until they are enormous, like the one pictured below, the absolute best way to use them is to make Zucchini Strudel. I will be making some very soon.
We will be enjoying the zucchini harvest while we can. Any other suggestions for new ways to fix this prolific vegetable?