Here’s a delicious way of using two favorite August vegetables: tomatoes and zucchini. The genesis of the recipe comes from the August edition of Traverse Magazine, although I made several changes.
I reduced the amounts and did not peel the zucchini, as the recipe suggests. I substituted basil for the parsley, and used locally-grown zebra tomatoes from the Farmers Market.
I also added a few drops of Spanish sherry wine vinegar to the mayonnaise, to give it a smidgen of Spanish flair, giving me vague license to call this a tapas, which refers to a variety of appetizers in Spanish cuisine.
The next time I make this, I may dip in the zucchini in panko for added crispiness before frying.
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Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
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