ZUCCHINI SLIVERS WITH LEMON ZEST AND OLIVE OIL
Lemon in all of its wonderful forms is a zesty compliment to Zucchini, perhaps it’s because of their Mediterranean origins. For the most beautiful side dish and flavorful too, slice the zucchini either with a mandolin or a very sharp slicing knife into very thin diagonal slices and flash fry and top with zest. You will definitely fall in love with the flavor!
Yield: 6 servings
3 small zucchini, thinly sliced on a diagonal
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 large lemon, zested—some in a fine grate—a few in long curls
- Thinly slice the zucchini in angular slices. When almost through slicing—heat the oil in a large flat sauté pan or skillet. Add the zucchini and flash fry—stirring to prevent browning. Cook for only 2 to 3 minutes. Toss with the fine lemon zest.
- Serve in a bowl or on the plates and garnish with the long “curls” of lemon.