I have a new kitchen gadget and I’m not afraid to use it! It looks pretty dangerous too. Indeed, right there on the package it says “the blade is very sharp, peel away from your hands.” So noted!
It the Kuhn Rikon Julienne Peeler, which makes perfect tiny strips of vegetables with just a swipe of your hand. This photo is two zucchini that I transformed in less than 5 minutes to a big bowl of noodles. Well, I didn’t actually time the transformation, but it didn’t take long. It probably took longer than necessary because every few swipes I had to exclaim about how wonderful it was to James. After a while, he probably was just thinking about guitar strings or cello music and nodding…but he pretended to be excited and that’s what makes a good marriage.
Speaking of a good marriage, these zucchini noodles were great with Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese! I skimmed off the excess fat from the cooked chicken and used it to quickly saute the zucchini. The fat from the chicken was already infused with garlic, lemon, and herbs, so no additional seasoning was necessary except a sprinkle of salt and pepper. The texture of the noodles was just like spaghetti – you could even twirl it on your fork.
Be sure to click the link to Lemon Garlic Chicken for the details!