Thursday, August 27, 2009

Garden Veggie Saute with Garlic and Ginger

How's your garden doing so far? No garden? Okay, how is your neighbor's garden doing? Because I will bet they have shared some of their zucchini with you. Hopefully they will soon be sharing their tomatoes with you too. My friend Cafe shared some of her Roma tomatoes with me a week ago and they were the best tomatoes I have ever had. They were so red and juicy. I chopped them up and made bruschetta for my brother in-law and his mom so they had something to eat while my sister was laboring in the hospital. I do that kind of stuff. I make food for people because I have nothing else to offer. Most people receive gifts as a thank you for something. I make people chocolate cakes. Most people give new mom's clothes for their babies. I give postpartum meals. I might be poor, but at least I can give food.

Here is what you can do with your garden's bounty. The leftovers are good in scrambled eggs the next morning.

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
3 ears corn, shucked and kernals sliced off
1 medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise and chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
A few grinds black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
10 fresh mint leaves, minced

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil. Once the oil runs quickly in the pan, add the zucchini, bell pepper, corn and yellow squash. Add salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are softened. Stir in garlic and ginger. Saute for 1 additional minute. Turn heat up to high and do not stir for 1 minute, so the vegetables can caramelize. Stir and let sit for 1 more minute.

Pour vegetables into serving bowl. Sprinkle on fresh mint.

Yields 6 servings.

Served with this: Ethan's chicken wings with Buffalo Wild Wings sauce. He bought a few bottles on his last trip to CA. They have the best wing sauce but the most obnoxious atmosphere. "Here have some delicious wings, but we dare you to try and have a conversation with your husband with 5 different games broadcasted on 5 different big screen TVs!"


[Morgan] said...

still bummed that i never shared any of my garden strawberries with you before their season abruptly ended:(

Aaron + Kayti said...

i am glad that you stopped by! sometimes i wonder if anyone ever reads what i write :)

i have been on to your site for awhile now - fabulous. keep up the great work!

Jessica said...

i think food is a wonderful gift. on my trip back to CA from UT, my grandpa had me take some food from his garden to my aunt in st. george. she was so happy to get some home grown veggies. i think food and a visit are more valuable than "stuff", you know?

{Erica} said...

"Yum" (wink, wink).

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I don't have a garden. :( But I do have farmers' markets. :) And this looks mighty delicious!

Brandon and Julie said...

My neighbors suck. They didn't give me any zucchini. They don't think you can grow zucchini in the "deseret." Colorado is not the "deseret." They don't even have a lawn. They just have rocks.