Carrots & Zucchini With Basil Recipe

"The tiny bush basil leaves are a perfect size to sprinkle whole over crunchy vegetables. Or chop whole sweet basil leaves, adding them off the heat to retain color and flavor."

Step 1

Wash zucchini and cut into 1/4" strips. Put zucchini strips in colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand 10 minutes to extract bitter juices.

Step 2

Meanwhile, melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add oil and heat. Rinse zucchini under running cold water and thoroughly pat dry.

Step 3

Peel carrots and cut into 1/4" strips. Add carrots to skillet; saute 6 to 7 minutes, stirring, over high heat, or until barely tender crisp. Turn heat down to medium and add zucchini. Cook, stirring, another 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chopped fresh basil. Add salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spoon onto heated serving platter. Garnish with tomato wedges and whole basil sprigs.

Step 5

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

From _Nancy Enright's Canadian Herb Cookbook_ by Nancy Enright.

Things You'll Need

  • 3md Zucchini
  • 2tb Butter
  • 2tb Olive oil
  • 6 Young carrots
  • 3 Basil leaves; washed, patted dry and chopped
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
GARNISHES:
  • Tomato wedges
  • Whole basil sprigs

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