Zucchini pasta, is my new favorite.
Marvelous as a side dish for any meat coming out of the grill, but lovely as a main course as well.
I saute the julienne zucchini on a little olive oil, I also had a clove of garlic in the oil.
I have heard some saute just a minute and add a half a cup of water and cook the zucchini rest of the way. I'm sure that works as well, but it really takes minutes to saute it till al dente, and in my opinion, to perfection.
At the end, I just added a little pesto and Parmesan cheese on the top, salt and pepper as needed, of course. I really enjoy this as a lunch, just as is. While lighter than pasta, it is filling, and of course, gluten free. I use a mandolin to julienne the zucchini, if you don't have one ready at hand, you can certainly do the job with a knife, though it will take a bit longer.
For one person as a meal, I would use 500 g/ 1,1 lb julienne vegetable (before cooking weight), that equals to a one good size zucchini, as a side dish, half of that amount should be enough for the most
I hope you enjoy it!
Most of us have had eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions on the grill. If you add some garlic, fresh ginger, orange peel, orange juice and a bay leaf, put them all in a pouch, and grill them together, you get a lovely, refreshing flavors into the vegetables!
It is perfect as it is for a meal, or can be served with just about any kind of meat you want to put on the grill, as well.
I hope you are enjoying the grill season
I love that there are more and more alternatives for the chain burger places, when it comes to 'street food' and fast food, also here in Europe. As summer is making its way over here, more food trucks have come to the street, but also these kiosk type places, where you can get tasty, appetizing, yummy food, either to-go or a sit down meal.
Street Gastro is located in Helsinki, and there you find BBQ sandwiches, with lovely side dishes, and some other alternatives, for a quick lunch or dinner.
I admit, the girl in me, who used to live in North Carolina, did a few cartwheels in my mind, when I looked at the menu - BBQ on this side of the Atlantic is not that common, if you don't make it yourself, folks.
My pork sandwich had apple mustard, coleslaw, cucumber, lettuce, apple, horseradish mayonnaise, cumin yogurt, flat leaf parsley in it, also chili oil was on the table, if I wanted to add to it. The cost is under €10, and it is a full meal, wrapped in a paper. Also, my friend was having the ribs, and loved them.
If you find a pearl of a place in your hometown, or while traveling, where you get a good meal, prepared with the local ingredients, in an affordable price, give it a shout out, cause we need more places like these as a choice to eat out!