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Zucchini Puree

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Zucchini Puree makes an outstanding side dish to hot meat dishes. I have a weakness for zucchini, thus I prepare this recipe often. The blend of flavors used in this dish add to the taste manifold.I am certain both of us will agree that this Zucchini Puree is simply delicious
  Zucchini 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Vegetable stock 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled
  Basil leaves 3
  Egg yolks 4
  Parmesan cheese 6 Tablespoon, finely grated
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  White peppercorns To Taste

1 Rinse and dry the zucchini.
2 Cut off their ends and slice them into thick rounds.

3 In a large pot, place these with the stock and the garlic clove, partially crushed.
4 Cover and bring to a gentle boil.
5 Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the zucchini are tender but still firm.
6 Drain and discard the garlic clove.
7 Transfer to a blender jar along with a few basil leaves torn into small pieces.
8 Blend to puree.
9 In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with the grated cheese, a pinch of salt, some freshly ground white pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg.
10 In a pan, heat the puree.
11 Add the butter, and beat as it melts.
12 Gradually add the egg yolk and cheese mixture, beating constantly.
13 Do not allow the puree to boil.
14 Stir over low heat until it is very hot.

15 Serve hot along with hot meat dishes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 172

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30%

Saturated Fat 11.1 g55.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 224.6 mg74.9%

Sodium 692 mg28.8%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.5%

Sugars 5.2 g

Protein 14 g28.2%

Vitamin A 23.9% Vitamin C 81.3%

Calcium 33.6% Iron 9.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Zucchini Puree Recipe