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Hutten Family Farm Newsletter for Monday Jul 16, 2012

Moonbeam Zucchini

By Selah Koile RHN


Yields 4 servings.


1 C quinoa

2 C water

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

8 garlic scapes finely chopped

1 med size green zucchini

1 med size yellow zucchini

2 Tbsp fresh rosemary

4 spring onions, finely chopped

2 C fresh peas (or combo of peas, sugar snaps, etc.)

1 fresh lemon, juiced

Sea salt

25 (or a small handful) fresh mint leaves, torn into peaces

4 freshly picked day lilies

Optional garnish: Johnny jumps ups


1.     In a small pot bring the quinoa and water to a boil, then immediately lower the heat to simmer.

2.     Cover the pot and let cook until all the water has evaporated and the grains are light and fluffy.  In the meantime proceed with the remaining preparations.

3.     Cut both zucchini in half (lengthwise). Then cut each piece again in half (lengthwise). Finally, cut lengthwise along the center to remove the seeds.

4.     Heat the oil. Put ˝ of the garlic scapes and the rosemary in the pan.

5.     Add zucchini fillets to the pan, searing both sides until golden. Season with sea salt and set aside in a covered dish. (Note: It’s important not to move the zucchini around, or check on it too frequently, so a nice golden crust forms.)

6.     Sauté the onions, remaining garlic scapes, peas and mint until the peas are warmed but not overly cooked.

7.     When the quinoa is cooked, toss it together with the peas and season with fresh lemon juice, butter and sea salt.

8.     Remove the stamen from the lilies and fill the centers with the quinoa and pea mixture.

9.     Serve with the zucchini fillets and extra quinoa and peas. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and johnny jump-ups.  

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