How long to cook Zucchini?

How long to cook zucchini

Zucchini, which forms part of the Cucurbitaceae family, can be eaten raw or cooked and can be used in a large number of recipes. Nutrition facts: this summer squash very similar to the yellow squash with a very sweet and subtle flavour is a fabulous vitamin (B9, B6, C) and minerals source. Easy and quick to prepare, zucchini has a very peculiar charm and can exude absolutely amazing flavours when prepared correctly.

To cook these summer vegetables, there are several cooking methods. If you have some zucchinis lingering in your garden Goody tells you everything you need to know about zucchini cooking methods whether you want to steam, boil or sauté them.

✪ Boiled Zucchini cooking time

  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Method: First wash the zucchini in cold water. Pour the zucchinis in a pan of hot salted water (the water must already be at boiling point). You may use peeled zucchinis, halved zucchinis or zucchini cut in cubes. Drain the zucchini well after cooking.

Why should zucchini be boiled? It is the fastest cooking method, it can be used in cold preparations (salads) or in zucchini purées and soups. Zucchini cooking water is an excellent source of nutrients, don’t throw it away! Drink it to boost your body and mind.

✪ Steamed zucchini cooking time

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Method: Cut the zucchini cm slices and place into the steamer basket.

Why steaming? Steaming makes it possible to preserve the nutritional and gustatory quality of your vegetables by gently cooking them, it does not require the addition of fat. We opt for steamed zucchinis for a healthy cuisine!

✪ Sauteed zucchini cooking Time

  • Cooking Time: 8 to 10 minutes
  • Method: Cut into slices or lengthwise sticks, cook with a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat.

Why opt to fry or saute zucchini in a pan? Cooking zucchini in a frying pan is ideal to make zucchini fritters, zucchini chips and stir-fried zucchini served with marinara sauce. The addition of fat makes the zucchini more tasty and adds an awesome crispiness. Sautéed zucchini is the ideal cooking method for those who want to make a good ratatouille recipe or a frittata. For melt in the mouth zucchinis extend the cooking time by a few minutes.

✪ Zuchini Oven-Baking time

  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Method: In the oven, 200°C (th 6/7), with a drizzle of olive oil and aromatic herbs (oregano thyme, rosemary, cumin), preheat the oven first and put your oven dish or cookie sheet covered with parchment paper in the oven.

Why oven-bake zucchini? This cooking method allows you to make different zucchini recipes: zucchini gratin topped with breadcrumbs or pine nuts, zucchini tian, stuffed zucchini… to delight all your guests!

Zucchini recipe ideas with Goody

  • In soup:  zucchini soup with fresh basil, a silky parmesan zucchini soup with garlic powder and cream, ground turkey, zucchini soup with noodles.
  • As an appetizer: Zucchini bread with parmesan cheese, zucchini flan, baked zucchini fries with panko breadcrumbs, zucchini muffins parmesan zucchini fries
  • Main course: zucchini lasagna, zucchini crumble, garlic butter sauteed zucchini, zucchini casserole, zucchini and pepper gratin, stuffed round zucchini, ricotta cheese salmon zucchini tart, fresh zucchini and goat cheese quiche, zucchini pasta salad, zucchini tagliatelle with fresh cream and basil…



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