I love baked spiralized potatoes or butternut squash.
I’ve had some fun with spiralized carrots and the sweet potatoes are great.
‘Zoodles’ have always been a little more challenging for me.
The other vegetables tend to get crispy whereas the zucchini has to be watched closely so it doesn’t get watery. It can go from perfectly al dente to watery to overcooked in a minute.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t had successes….
And this one… with fresh parsley and Parmesan.
Use a big skillet and have it hot before you start cooking.
Zucchini Noodles Parmesan
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1 zucchini or summer squash, about 8″ (20cm) long
- 1 tbs butter
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs fresh, chopped parsley
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
- Spiralize zucchini into spaghetti strands.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add zucchini and sauté 4 – 5 minutes, until just tender.
- Add butter, parsley, Parmesan, toss to combine and serve.
The winter squash harvest has started.
I noticed that some of my acorn squash were turning orange which means they’re getting too ripe.
Normally I start picking the winter squash in October, not the first part of September, but who am I to argue with nature….
My squashes all seem to have 2 growing seasons:
- The plants reach full size and produce squashes.
- The squashes ripen.
- Then the plants start flowering again and producing more squashes.
Again…. who am I to argue?
I picked the first lot of acorn squashes and spaghetti squashes.
They are now tucked away in the cave:
Then, as long as I was wondering around with my secateurs, I picked the Delicata that looked ready and the some of the Crown Prince.
The Crown Prince are the grayish blue ones. There are 2 more in the potager. They average 9 lbs.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with them…. Make a lot of soup?
The orange one is the mutant. There are 4 more of those in the potager. I wish I knew if it’s going to be worth it. It started out dark green.
All of the Butternut squash are still waiting, including a few new ones.
Now we start eating…..
Oh yes….. there are still 2 zucchini plants that produce every few days.