Wow! This was so easy and so yummy! I too skipped the boiling. I added about 1/4 of a red pepper, sliced thinly, and a small clove of garlic to the zucchini as it was sauteed in the butter. I also used freshly grated parmesean and good quality olive oil as I think it really makes a difference. The result was tasty and oh, so beautiful to look at. This is a perfect side-dish to add colour to your meal. I would suggest snipping the fresh basil right into the pan. I sliced mine a bit ahead and the edges had already started to turn colour which affects the presentation of an otherwise beautiful dish.
A beautiful recipe. I make a variation to meet my tastes. I boil the water. Leave it to cool for 1 minute, pour over the zucchini. Stir once clockwise, once counterclockwise. Pour out the water and season. I eat it often with butter, pepper, salt. Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese. I can make this in less than 5 minutes. It is quick, healthy and cheap.
This is a great zucchini recipe. I julienned the zucchini and steamed it, not at all limp or mushy. Meanwhile, I combined the other ingredients with the addition of garlic salt, which I tossed with the hot zucchini.
This is an excellent side dish if you are looking for something other then the norm. This dish is not watery at all if made right. What a great new recipe. Thanks for posting!!!!!
yum! I subbed goat cheddar for Parmesan and left out pepper flakes. Nice, mild, and tasty!
I put off making this recipe for a long time, thinking that it would be too time-consuming to prep the zucchini. It really didn't take long, and the results were worth it. It looks beautiful and tastes delicious.
This was AWESOME I SAUTEED WITH SOME CHOW MEIN NOODLES and they we're out of this world. THANK YOU FOR POSTING>
Fantastic, easy, and healthy! I followed the recipe and did use the garlic powder listed in the directions in my version. I melted the butter in the microwave instead of cutting it into chunks. I think I will try the frying method next time. I also like the idea from another review of adding balsamic vinegar before serving, I will try that, too! Thanks for a very simple and flavorful recipe, Poker!
I needed to use up 2 zucchini, so this was perfect. adjustments were made of course. I used a tool from Pampered Chef and made them into thin strips (like spaghetti). Omitted the red pepper flakes, as I don't care for them. If it weren't for the fact my husband was going into work, I would have added some garlic. Tasty nevertheless. :)
Zucchini Ribbons are the Greatest! Like some others I'm not bothering to boil them. Just sautee quickly in the pan until al dente! If you are trying to cut out starch, grains or processed foods they are wonderful! They have become my go-to noodle for all kinds of sauces. Thanks Poker for a terrific recipe and a great idea!