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Offline crockspot

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Another vegetable invention
« on: August 08, 2010, 08:22:46 PM »
In keeping with this weekend's theme of "Use it before it turns to goop in the crisper", I just finished wolfing down the following prepared thusly:

Zucchini
Yellow summer squash
Green beans
Broccoli
Tomato
(all cut up in bite sized pieces)

Garlic
Onion
(finely chopped)

Fresh Basil
Fresh Cilantro (just about gone to seed)
Oregano
Salt
Pepper
Lemon Juice
1 tbs pine nuts

Toss vegetables, garlic, and onions (hold the tomato for a bit) into a hot pan with olive oil

Throw in pine nuts and tomato.

add herbs, salt, pepper.

add lemon juice

Keep tossing and frying until desired doneness.

Scarf out.

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Re: Another vegetable invention
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 08:24:17 PM »
I forgot, I put some small sweet peppers in it too.

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Re: Another vegetable invention
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 09:26:12 PM »
Crocks, I do something similar....

Large skillet, about 2 tbs of olive oil, 1 tbs of butter saute:

large dice vidalia or red onion
sliced or quartered mushrooms.

When onion is soft, add

sliced zucchini and yellow squash
chunks of red and orange peppers
minced garlic
parsley with some combination of basil and/or oregano
salt and pepper

When the above is half-way to "al-dente" done,  reduce heat to low, add

large dice tomatoes

Cook about 5 minutes more, then sprinkle the whole thing heavily with shredded - not grated - parmesean.

Put the lid on - cocked enough to let the steam out or it will over-cook the vegetables and make the tomatoes mushy.

Soon as the cheese is melted...it's ready.

I like the flavor the butter adds to the olive oil, but I have also used less olive oil, no butter, and some good Italian dressing instead.




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