Monday, July 13, 2009

So You Grew a Garden...Now What? 7

I can't believe I am already on my seventh "So You Grew a Garden... Now What?" post! If you've been following the series I hope you are finding it to be helpful (and thanks for reading!) If you are just now finding it I hope you get comfy and stay awhile :)! Now onto the actual post!

Today I am sharing another (very very very easy)summer squash recipe because let's face, those babies know how to grow! If you've never grown summer squash before you should try it! It is one of the "easier" vegetables that we've grown. In the past even when we've slacked on caring for our garden and skipped a few days of watering the squash and zucchini just keep on growing. I never seem to run out of either. I only used squash for this recipe today but really it is great for squash, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, you name it (think restaurant vegetable medley). The only reason I used only squash is because I gave several zucchinis away and now I'm waiting for the many many blooms to sprout.

Easy Summer Squash (or zucchini!)

2 1/2 cups of squash or zucchini cut into bite size chunks (This is about 2-3 medium size squash)
3/4-1 cup chicken broth (It could possibly be more depending on the amount of vegetables you use)
2 tbsp lemon garlic butter (see below)
1 tbsp fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley

In a large skillet or wok add the squash and just enough chicken broth to come half way up the squash. Bring to a simmer and cook until the broth is just about gone (this took about 15 minutes). Then add the lemon garlic butter and stir until the butter has melted. Finish with the fresh chopped parsley.

Lemon Garlic Butter

2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp garlic powder
juice squeezed from half a lemon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Using a fork, combine all of the ingredients until well blended.


  1. I voted for the mahi-mahi... but I'm so glad you posted this instead :)

  2. This looks delicious. I need to pick some squash up soon!

  3. This sounds like a tasty way to enjoy zucchini!

  4. have you checked out that new book Well Preserved? Loads and loads of ideas, and a great recipe for preserved zucchini if you find yourself too overrun.


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