Green Zucchini ( piece)
The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less. Zucchini has a delicate flavour and requires little more than quick cooking with butter or olive oil, with or without fresh herbs.
Quick cooking of zucchini in oil or butter allows the fruit to partially boil and steam, with the juices concentrated in the final moments of frying when the water has gone, prior to serving. Zucchini can also be eaten raw, sliced or shredded in a cold salad, as well as lightly cooked in hot salads, as in Thai or Vietnamese recipes.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Grate and serve raw in a mixed salad.