Monday, April 6, 2015
Inspiration Monday: Zucchini Noodles
Welcome to my inaugural post for Inspiration Mondays created by Trish from Love, Laughter, and a Bit of Insanity. Basically it's a reworking of her Pin-It and do It challenge without the Pinterest angle. Every first and third Monday you post about something you created or did, like try a new recipe, a new workout, arts and crafts, anything that inspires you and that may inspire others.
Create your post and then link up at Trishs's place.
For this post I will tell you about my experiment with zucchini noodles. Yes, these seem to be all the rage, healthier than pasta, and healthier for you. I will try anything so, I bought 2 zucchinis and julienne peeler and off I went. There is a spiralizer device you can purchase for $30-40, but I figured i would see if I like these noodles first.
First you run the julienne peeler down the zucchini on each side until you hit the seed core. Place your noodles into a colander and salt them to sweat the water out, otherwise your dish will be watery. I did the colander thing, and then put them on paper towels in a 200 degree oven to really sweat the crap out of them. Afterwards, I squeezed the last remaining drops if water, which was a lot, and decided to cook them.
I thought something tasty for my first time would be a good idea, so I made a garlic and olive oil saute, threw the noodles in a sauteed for a bit. I adore garlic and olive oil with pasta. Just in case, I also threw in a splash of tomato sauce.
Well, this is how they turned out:
They look watery but they were not. The texture was ok, but the taste.....not my thing. Not my vegetarian friend's thing either. I rather have my zucchini fried with horseradish sauce on the side. But hey at least I tried it. I may try other noodle type things with my peeler, but I'm glad I didn't run out and buy that device.
Have you tried zucchini noodles before? How did they turn out? Did you like them? Have a no fail recipe for me?
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