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Mediterranean Summer Squash Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Betsy Vrooman
Added: Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4-5 small to medium yellow summer squash;
1-2 T. olive oil;
1 T. butter;
sea salt & freshly ground pepper;
1-2 cloves minced or sliced garlic;
2 T. +/- grated parmesano cheese;
4-6 leaves basil.

Directions:
Directions:
Look for small squash - it'll taste better! Make sure it's glossy-skinned and firm. Wash, trim ends and halve squash lengthwise. Cut into 1/4" slices.
Pour enough oil to cover bottom of large, non-stick skillet and melt butter in oil. Heat over medium heat and add garlic minced if guests like garlic or sliced if they don't (they can just pick it out). Cook for just about one minute. Add squash and cook only about 4-5 minutes stirring a few times til crisp tender. Season with your sea salt (if you have it) and freshly ground pepper (I never even buy it pre-ground anymore). Lay 4 basil leaves atop each other and roll up to look like a little green cigarette and slice little rolls and toss with parmesano and the squash slices. Serve in a big green or blue Italian bowl, if you have one, and garnish with remaining green sprigs of fresh basil.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We've always grown golden summer squash and harvest it while it's still small for dishes like this. You can store it unwashed for several days in the fridge and steam, bake, saute, grill or fry them. They're good any way. If you miss 1 or 2 and they grow to gargantuan sizes, you can slice lengthwise to remove seeds and stuff them like in my Stuffed Italian Squash recipe (you can use these yellow squash or green zukes). Love 'em all.

 

 

 

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