Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stir Fry Zucchini



I never knew the existence of zucchini (also known as squash or courgette) until I had DD1 (that was about 8 years ago).  While googling for some toddler recipes, I came across this interesting ingredient - zucchini, and decided to hunt it down in Singapore.  After visiting several supermarkets, I finally found it.  When I first cooked this in DD1's porridge, I fell in love with it.  From that moment, I've been cooking zucchini often.

To me, I feel that zucchini is a very western food as they are mainly cooked/baked in bread, cakes, casseroles, stuffed recipes, soups etc...  I decided to cook zucchini the Chinese way, which is just stir fry.

Stir Fry Zucchini
Ingredients
3 slices of bacon, shredded
1 onion, shredded
1 zucchini, diced
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
some water

Method
  1. Heat pan on medium heat and toss in bacon, fry till fragrant.
  2. Add onion and cook till soft.
  3. Add in diced zucchini and mix well in the pan.  Pour in some water and allow the entire mixture to simmer till zucchini turn soft.  Add sugar, mix well. 
  4. Lastly, add salt to taste.

6 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Bacon and onion.. hmmm....
Chinese????

My Aunt likes to stir fry this sliced, with dried prawns.

muimui said...

Hi ntuc having sale on blueberries $2.50 per packet.

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Looks nice! I noticed that you didn't take out the seeds, won't the dish be "flooded" later?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Wendy, not so chinese hor? :P Will try out your auntie's method next time and see which one my kids prefer.

muimui, I just bought 4 punnets today, 2 for $4.99.

Meldylocks, the seeds were still intact. Maybe I didn't cook it long enough for it to flood. The zucchini is still crunchy when we bite into it.

Clare @ Mrs Multitasker said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I was just wondering what to do with my leftover zuchinni... Blogger socialising really is a wonderful free exchange of ideas =)

Blessed Homemaker said...

Clare, you are right! I'm glad I started blogging and made some cyber friends.