Basil Zucchini


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A quick and delightful summer dish that is easy and delicious.

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  • 2 small or medium zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. snipped fresh basil
  • fresh ground black pepper

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Trim ends from zucchini and slice lengthwise on a mandoline or vegetable slicer to make long, spaghetti-like strips. In a medium bowl, toss zucchini with 1/2 tsp. salt. Transfer to a colander set over a bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Using your hands, gently squeeze zucchini to drain some of the liquid. In a large skillet, cook garlic in hot butter for 1 minute, or just until softened but not browned. Add zucchini and basil: cook tossing with tongs, just until heated through, about 1 minute. Add pepper to taste.

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