zucchini ribbons with lemon thyme

Nothing makes me happier that a brand new book... unless there is a stack of brand new books waiting to be read.

And right now I have a stack of brand new books to be read and one has completely held me hostage. I stay up way past my bedtime. I ignore everything around me. My kids think they are neglected. Thank God they can feed themselves. I sneak chapters in during Will's baseball games. Other parents shoot me dirty looks because I am reading during The Tournament of Champions. But do you think I care? Nope.

If I could read while driving, I would.

I don't mean to be rude but I really have to go... my book is calling me. I have to finish it today.

zucchini ribbons with lemon thyme: gourmet magazine june 2008

serves 4

2 pounds zucchini
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon thyme (the original recipe calls for tarragon)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste

Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick slices with mandoline. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot, then sauté half of zucchini with 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper, stirring and turning frequently with tongs, until just tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with remaining oil and zucchini.

Return first batch of zucchini to skillet. Add lemon thyme, lemon juice, and salt to taste and toss to combine.


Amy said...

Ooooh, I love it when a book grabs you by the balls like that. I just finished reading Pete Sampras' autobiography and was glued - stayed up WAY past my bedtime every night. I'm a tennis and baseball junkie, though. Last book that had that effect on me was "Mommy Wars." Looking for my next one...

Eva said...

this might be what happens to the monster of a zucchini that i got from my garden yesterday but haven't figured out what to do with it.

maybelle's mom said...

i love a book like that. off to read the reviews for your captor.

I'm Cassie.... said...

Perfect, I've been looking for a different recipe to use with my zucchini from the garden =)

Nouveau Chef said...

Tournament of Champions! That took me back - my boys played LL all the way through and while I don't miss the 8 games per week during the season, I do miss the community. Hope your son did well. I'm looking forward to trying both the recipe and the book. Thanks for sharing.