Zucchini noodles


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Not raw, except maybe a bit mixed through a ribbon salad could be nice.

So get all your little strips and squeeze the heck out them with kitchen roll to get rid of excess moisture.

I sautee mine on a low ish heat in a mix of ghee & evoo with s&p.

Enjoy.

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I usually salt mine, then rinse, and wring dry in a clean dish towel. To cook them, I toss 'em in a hot pan and stir-fry for about 2 minutes, just 'til their tender. Then you can toss them with tomato sauce or pesto or coconut oil or ghee and seasonings.

You might like this Comfort Noodles recipe, too: http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/08/18/comfort-noodles/

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Melissa's Comfort Noodles are the best! After finding that recipe I've started using zucchini noodles for a lot of my old favorite meals- I used to love to come home to a huge, hot bowl of pasta and now just have my favorite sauce with a bunch of sauteed vegetables, zucchini, and ground beef. I also salt, wring them dry, then cook. I've found that if you skip that step, the noodles are bit of a soggy mess.

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I just got a julienne peeler last week. Last night I cooked my zucchini noodles for a few minutes in a covered dish in my microwave with a little water added. Then I dumped the water, added some ghee, salt and pepper. My husband liked them. MIL too. Kid #2 thought they were ok and ate them. Kid #1 and #3 spit them out. I consider it a win.

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My kitchen smells so amazing right now! I've got Melissa's Country Captain Chicken in the oven and the olive oil and garlic slowly heating so I can toss in the beautiful zucchini noodles I made. It took awhile with the chef's knife but it wasn't too bad. My husband says he's drooling and keeps asking when dinner is going to ready. Heee!

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Just don't overdo it if you salt them. It turns out they can absorb a lot of salt (even if rinsed well afterwards) and you can make yourself really, really sick :(

(Yeah, I know this sounds really stupid, but I'd hate anyone else to make the same mistake I did.)

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I made these last night. They were delish and loved by the entire family! They were a little more squishy than I would like though so not sure I got enough water out - do you have to squeeze them bone dry?

Robin - can't wait to try your tip about doing them ahead! I know I won't always be that prepared so I am hoping to get some pointers for just in time cooking :-)

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I have never salted my zucc for noodles or anything else. Am I missing out on something? What is the purpose? Less exuded liquid? Because none of us have enough kitchen gadgets (cough cough), here is another fun veggie tool. I love it for zucc. I bought mine with a Living Social coupon so I paid less than they have it on Amazon currently.

http://www.amazon.com/World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade-Vegetable/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345736692&sr=8-1&keywords=veggie+spiralizer

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I have never salted my zucc for noodles or anything else. Am I missing out on something? What is the purpose? Less exuded liquid? Because none of us have enough kitchen gadgets (cough cough), here is another fun veggie tool. I love it for zucc. I bought mine with a Living Social coupon so I paid less than they have it on Amazon currently.

http://www.amazon.co...ggie+spiralizer

Looks like a good item for my Christmas list...

Speaking of kitchen gadgets...

I bought this after my trainer raved about it. It's a microwave egg boiler. Jonathan got his at Target, but I ordered from Amazon. I was very skeptical when he told me about it, but I really love it and use it almost every day! It really does work and it can make perfect soft and medium boiled eggs too. :)

http://www.amazon.co...ords=egg+boiler

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Looks like a good item for my Christmas list...

Speaking of kitchen gadgets...

I bought this after my trainer raved about it. It's a microwave egg boiler. Jonathan got his at Target, but I ordered from Amazon. I was very skeptical when he told me about it, but I really love it and use it almost every day! It really does work and it can make perfect soft and medium boiled eggs too. :)

http://www.amazon.co...ords=egg+boiler

Okay, just put it in my basket. :) Looks even easier than my baked eggs and less clean up...although, I have always hated dealing with hot egg shells. Worth the trade off though.

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I made the zucchini noodles the other night for a meal I had. (Chocolate Chili served over sauteed zoodles)

I wanted only the inside of the zucchini. I saved the "noodles" made from the skin in the fridge. I ate them yesterday without cooking and as a snack. they were surprisingly good that way.

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I usually salt mine, then rinse, and wring dry in a clean dish towel. To cook them, I toss 'em in a hot pan and stir-fry for about 2 minutes, just 'til their tender. Then you can toss them with tomato sauce or pesto or coconut oil or ghee and seasonings.

You might like this Comfort Noodles recipe, too: http://www.theclothe...omfort-noodles/

Totally trying these tonight!

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