As we are continuing the zucchini portion of this chapter, this recipe is somewhat similar to the last post. It starts with onion and garlic sautéed in olive oil in an oven safe dish. Once they are golden brown, parsley and tomatoes are added. This is cooked for around a half an hour. The sliced zucchini is then added and the pot is moved to the oven to cook until the zucchini is tender. Fresh basil is then added to top the dish and then it is served.
The combination of flavors was wonderful. The sweetness of the tomatoes fused with the mellowness of the zucchini and the sharp bite of the fresh basil made an amalgam that worked well.
This has to one of Michael’s favorite recipes in the book. Of course, there are quite a few of these. Any recipe that takes him back to his childhood days in his Zia’s kitchen, is a winner to him. I have really enjoyed helping him remember all of those good days. We all need to be reminded of those sometime.