This past Saturday I received a weekly box filled with produce from local farms. Our box this week was overflowing with tangy-sweet oranges, a 10 pound cauliflower (no joke), thick spinach, and lots of winter greens. I love getting my produce like this, but there are times when I think, “Now what I am I going to do with a 10 pound cauliflower?”
A few years ago I bought the book “Perfect Vegetables“ by Cooks Illustrated and this book has saved me many times in the kitchen. There are multiple recipes for almost any vegetable imaginable and I’ve never been disappointed with any of the recipes. Last week I had several pounds of zucchini that I couldn’t decide what to do with, used this recipe, and everyone at the table devoured it…including the kids!
Sometimes zucchini can be bitter but their method of salting it ahead of time helps draw out the bitterness. Grated, sautéed, and sprinkled with fresh lemon juice; this will be a staple in my kitchen for many years to come!