Sautéed Zucchini

2 medium zucchini (sliced)

4 garlic cloves (chopped)
splash of olive oil
sea salt and freshly grated white pepper

In large skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until it just starts to smell. Add zucchini, season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat. If garlic starts to burn, add splash of water. Give it a stir and tightly cover with lid. Stirring occasionally until the zucchini soften, 8 minutes or so.

My favorite way to eat zucchini, partly because of the story behind the recipe. My dear friend’s grandmother show us this recipe. She used to cook this meal to her husband in early days of their marriage. Before my friend’s mother was even born. He had high blood pressure and they have always been on the healthy diet: no fat, no lard, no baking, no frying, no roasting. Only cooked meat and vegetables, freshest fruits, extra virgin olive oil. And then one day she picked up the phone and caught her healthy diet husband, on the phone in the other room, talking with his other lady. She was shocked and very hurt, not because he had an affair but because his mistress talked to him in a sexy low voice about the food she prepared for him. And Yes, it was roasted red meat and pot full of beans stew with sausages. Pure guy had an affair just so he can eat something forbidden. They even got divorced soon after, only to live in “sin” for the next 50 years or so.

One response to “Sautéed Zucchini”

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