Let's boil zucchini (squash)

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


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


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.


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


Serve clearing melted butter and sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

Bon appétit!