Monday, September 21, 2009

Zucchini White sauce

Go to the garden, grab a zucchini, and enjoy.


1 large zucchini grated (food processor, or a knuckle buster)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

1 large clove of garlic finely chopped

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

2 tbsp flour

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

salt and pepper

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (If you buy fresh parm, save the rinds and use them for great Parmesan flavor. Just substitute in place of the cheese and let it melt in the sauce)

Over medium heat, add the oil and butter in a sauce pan, and brown the garlic and crushed red pepper. Add the Zucchini and let sweat for about 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir until it is dissolved. Add the milk and cream and reduce heat. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Add the Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste.

You can serve this sauce with any pasta, we used penne and topped with slices of grilled chicken. It is a great fall meal, warm and fresh!


Carrian said...

I'm passing this onto my sister who haszucchini coming out her ears from her garden... I think I'll try it too. Ps your picture looks wonderful!