Recipe Roundup: Zucchini

 

To be honest, zucchini hasn't always been our favorite vegetable. It used to sit in our vegetable crisper, slowly getting spongy, while we worked our way through the other contents of our CSA box. But one day, this bright, flavorful salad totally turned us around on the summer squash. And now we can't get enough of it--we pickle zucchini and throw it into grain salads, soak strips of zucchini in garlicky olive oil and grill them until crisp and slightly charred, and freeze bags of grated zucchini to use in Jessica Seinfeld-approved quick breads all year long. If you're still wary, here are some recipes that just might make you a believer too:

 

Zucchini and Ricotta with Tomato and Olive Oil on Grilled Bread [JBF]

Grilled bread spread with creamy ricotta is the perfect foil for a... Read more >

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Recipe: Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon, Garlic Panko Crumbs, and White Anchovies

Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon, Garlic Panko Crumbs, and White Anchovies

Crimped and crunchy kale leaves stand in for romaine in this spin on the classic Caesar salad from Boston chef Marc Orfaly. Oregano and chile flakes enliven the requisite bread crumbs, while hot sauce makes the dressing extra powerful. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Zucchini Blossoms with Burrata and Anchovies

Zucchini Blossoms with Burrata and Anchovies Even as vividly green batons of zucchini overtake the farmers’ market, we’re still fixating on ways to fry up their mustard–orange blossoms. For a Southern Italian take on these delicate fritters, Pippa Calland, who will soon open Villetta in Santa Monica, 
stuffs the flowers with white anchovies and burrata. Crispy, salty, and creamy, these bite-sized treats make an addictive party appetizer. Get the recipe here.

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Staff Recipe: Mildred's Marinated Anchovies

AnchoviesAn avid entertainer who on a few occasions counted James Beard among her dinner guests, Director Emeritus of House Programming Mildred D'Amico always opens her dinner parties with a selection of cocktails and hors d’oeuvre that often includes smoked salmon, caviar, or these delicious little marinated fish. Sometimes called “white anchovies” or “boquerones,” they can be found in Spanish or Italian specialty stores.

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Staff Recipe: Mildred's Marinated Anchovies

AnchoviesAn avid entertainer who on a few occasions counted James Beard among her dinner guests, Director Emeritus of House Programming Mildred D'Amico always opens her dinner parties with a selection of cocktails and hors d’oeuvre that often includes smoked salmon, caviar, or these delicious little marinated fish. Sometimes called “white anchovies” or “boquerones,” they can be found in Spanish or Italian specialty stores.

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