Let's boil zucchini (squash)

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Photo: Alice Henneman – CC BY 2.0 | cropped to a square

BEFORE BOILING:

Immediately before cooking zucchini rinse under cold water and possibly peel.

BOILING:

Zucchini to put a small amount of cold water, if we want this to its taste and aroma passed into broth (eg. Cooking soup). If the cook zucchini as a separate dish, throw it on the boiling water - thanks to retain most of their juices. The whole zucchini cook for 20-30 minutes. Finely chopped zucchini is cooked up in 10 minutes. Time start to count from the time of re-boil water. Immediately after setting with salt (approx. 2 teaspoons to 1 liter of water). It is also slightly sweetened (approx. 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water). Boil under cover - this shortens the processing time and reduces the loss of vitamins. To see if zucchini is cooked, you can stick a fork or a knife. If it falls softly, it is ready.

ONCE BOILED:

After cooking, drain off the zucchini. After boiling water containing nutrients can be used for sauces, soups, etc.

SERVING TIPS:

Serve clearing melted butter and sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

Bon appétit!