How To Make Stir-fry Zucchini

Zucchini Stir-Fry Zucchini, as we know today,  is actually a variety of the summer squash developed in Italy. Hailed from the cucumber and melon family, zucchini is low in calories and high in nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin...

Zucchini Stir-Fry
Zucchini Stir-Fry

Zucchini, as we know today,  is actually a variety of the summer squash developed in Italy. Hailed from the cucumber and melon family, zucchini is low in calories and high in nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and folates. Cooks love how versatile zucchinis are. They add texture to salad and flavor to bread or desserts, casserole and soups.  In particular, they distinguish themselves in stir-fry and  here is how to cook stir-fry zucchini, Asian style, in a flash.

Zucchini Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs of sesame oil
  • 1 tbs of soy sauce or oyster sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds for garnishing.

Zucchini
Zucchini

Directions:

  1. Wash zucchini and slice it thinly or cut into chunks.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep frying pan.
  3. Add chopped garlic and ginger and saute until golden brown.
  4. Add sliced zucchini and saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add soya sauce. Mix well.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Dish it up and garnish with sesame seeds.

Personalize Your Stir-fry:

Not crazy about Asian stir-fry zucchini? Tweak it to make your own version of stir-fry:

  • Zucchini often goes well with other non-leafy vegetables such as yellow squash, red bell pepper, onion and mushrooms.
  • You can switch sesame oil to canola oil, olive oil or grape seed oil if you just want to do a regular stir-fry. Sesame oil gives it an Asian flavor.
  • If you want to make it a more complete meal, add meat of choice. Thinly sliced meat will cook faster. Meat should be added right after you saute the garlic and ginger. Cook through before adding the zucchini.
  • Feel free to use seasonings of choice. Examples include basil, oregano, lemon juice, red chili pepper  and thyme.
  • If you prefer less crunch to the zucchini, add a little water or stock and allow it to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes before dishing it out.

Zucchini Dish
Zucchini Dish

Stir-fry is easy and fast to make. The right utensils will make your work easier. Feel free to contact us  for more information