Thursday, August 2, 2012

This has a-peel!


So I am a little addicted to kitchen gadgets and toys, I'm sure you dish addict people will understand the kitchen addiction!  I already have the Y-style peeler to julienne and I found that it worked great, but just a little difficult for me. The julienne mandoline worked great, especially for potatoes and apples, but there is always that fear factor after a few slicing incidents and an abundance of band aids. Then someone mentioned a side peeler on their blog so I googled and then ordered one by Messermeister.

My new favorite kitchen gadget. For now anyway :)
There's a new lemon zester coming any day now.






To make Zucchini "Pasta" peel a few zucchini using a julienne peeler or mandoline. Saute with some oil and garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Top with fresh Parmesan shavings and serve.

or  this...

Zucchini "Spaghetti"
Printable Recipe

4 zucchini, trim the ends and julienne
2 tablespoons olive oil (for the pan)
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups marinara sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 cup (or more) freshly grated cheese

Saute the zucchini in a bit of olive oil, add a little salt and pepper to taste, don't cook the zucchini too long, you don't want it turning to mush. Add the tomato sauce and grate a little cheese on top, and mix it in. Take it off heat and pour it into a bowl, and grate some cheese on top and serve!



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50 comments:

  1. I should get myself one too. Looks quite practical.
    Those zucchini spaghetti came out fantastic.

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  2. You know I love my kitchen toys too-I understand! The zucchini spaghetti looks great, I have the julienne blade on the food processor and mandolin, was just thinking the other day I need to use them:@)

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  3. Thanks for a great recipe! I love how you're linking up a day early with us! Your zucchini ribbons look and sound delicious! Enjoy your day!

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  4. Carol,
    Hi! Love the play on words for that gadget. The zucchini spaghetti is different and looks wonderful. Have to give this a try.

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  5. You are always on the cutting edge! :)
    I love my OXO, but I do a lot of peeling, so I would give this a try before I buy.
    We live in a zucchini free home! I just picked. 2 gagoots that grew over the fence from my neighbor's garden. I want to make something with it and give it to her! The kids wanted to use them as baseball bats!

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  6. What a neat gadget. The zucchini sounds great!

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  7. What a great use for zucchini! I love the idea of using it in place of pasta. And that's a very nifty little tool you have there. My hubby would love it. He's the gadget king. :)

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  8. That is really pretty cool...will have to be on the lookout for one!

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  9. I'm pretty sure I couldn't live without my peeler!

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  10. A tomato sauce topping sauteed zucchini would be eaten quickly here!
    ~Judy

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  11. Just when I need it, you post a zucchini recipe - thank you! I am partial to my peeler but open to new ideas.....

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  12. I go back and forth between the Y-peeler and the side one! I can never decide which one I like more. :) I love how the "spaghetti" turned out--much more diet-friendly than the real thing!

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  13. I LOVE these peelers and this one looks like a beauty!

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  14. Hi Carol,
    I just love Zucchini Spaghetti, your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. What a great gadget! (I'm afraid of mandolines, too.)

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  16. Haha I am in love with your gadget - useful to make that delish zucchini dish!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. What a fantastic recipe! Quick and simple...and so much better for you than pasta!

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  18. Coming to you from FFF. I'm your newest follower :) this looks fabulous such a great idea!

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  19. Thanks for linking up this recipe! AND for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back to vote for your favorite three recipes on Sunday!

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  20. I think I would love one of these too! YUMMY!!

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  21. What a great gadget! It makes great Zucchini Spaghetti too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  22. Ha! When I saw your photo the other day, I immediately looked into getting one of these. Haven't ordered yet but will be any day now.

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    1. It's a really neat little gadget!

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  23. Oh wow this looks wonderful, what a clever recipe.

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  24. Sweet! I have tons of zucchini and I need to make something different. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I TOTALLY get the gadget love..I got a new can opener and was so excited..lol

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  26. Cool gadget. It makes me think I should post about my vegetable peeler - the ones we use downunder are different from other places and work just great. I have posted mushrooms on toast this week. Cheers xx

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  27. YUM this looks good and I love zucchini so will try it... I love the gadget too. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow, I like my kitchen gadgets too, I just happen to be going to the kitchen store today too! How convenient for me! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. What a great little gadget! Love the idea of zucchini spaghetti, too.

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  30. What a nice change from spaghetti squash pasta. Can't wait to give this a try with all the zucchini available this time of year!

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  31. I miss not having my zucchini plants! Next year I'm going to try and find a more compact variety so they don't overtake the lawn. Great gadget!!

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  32. Great kitchen gadget and affordable. I am frightened by mandolins, too, and I haven't had an accident.

    Too bad that I don't have zucchini this year and I'm not planning to buy any; however, my daughter-in-law may be talked into parting with some.

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  33. am addicted to kitchen gadgets as well, only thing is not that affordable :). this one sounds handy especially since its juliening :)

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  34. Sounds like a great gadget and easy to use. The zucchini spaghetti sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  35. Hi Carol, I have not made zucchinii pasta. I have tasted it and like it. I really need to try this. I have plenty of zucchini. I think I have that peeler. lol! I'll give it a whirl.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  36. Carol, like you I love kitchen gadgets...
    The zucchini spaghetti is a great way to go especially if you are looking for a light meal.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  37. I looks great!I am a huge kitchen gadget fan!

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  38. oh that gadget comes so handy! Excellent use :)

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  39. This looks like a handy dandy gadget, Carol! I agree that mandolins can be tricky to use without knicking one's fingers. Your zucchini ribbon past looks fabulous!

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  40. Need to get one too. Great gadget!

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  41. Very neat gadget,Carol!!When it comes to grating things,I'm accident-prone,but I believe I can handle this one!Love the zucchini dish as well as the presentation!:)

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  42. Me encantan las recetas de calabacín un gran utencilio,hugs,hugs.

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  43. A kitchen gadget that I don't have! I will have to check this one out soon! Love the color too!

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  44. I would love this peeler! Thanks for sharing! Love your zucchini recipes! I am a big fan.

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