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Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Noodles

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!

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21 comments on “Zucchini Noodles

  1. Pingback: Lemon Garlic Chicken with Goat Cheese « she cooks…he cleans

  2. I love new kitchen gadgets. The zucchini looks wonderful!

    • She cooks...He cleans
      July 9, 2011

      Me too! I can’t wait to try this on carrots…and just had a thought about fried sweet potato strings!

  3. Chris Dickinson
    July 9, 2011

    Great Idea! Love this!

  4. Alex Boake
    July 9, 2011

    I looove zucchini noodles!–probably even more than spaghetti squash noodles. This is a genius kitchen tool.

  5. Cat
    July 9, 2011

    Looks delicious! I l just tried zucchini noodles and I am hooked! Great pictures

  6. Oh. my. I need this gadget now! We are in a zucchini overload right now! There are only so many kabobs, purees, muffins, curries, and loaves a summer squash can take! Time to try “pasta”! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Heidi @ Food Doodles
    July 10, 2011

    Awesome! I have a julienne peeler but it doesn’t really work :( I think I should pick one of these up for myself, it looks like it works great. Thanks you for sharing, I’m so glad to hear this has worked for you!

  8. Buttoni
    July 10, 2011

    I just bought myself a julienne peeler and can’t believe I waited so many years to get one. I just LOVE zucchini noodles under any sauces that are Italian. Great with creamy seafood dishes, too.

  9. Laural
    July 10, 2011

    ooo i’m glad you shared the info on the julienne peeler…. i’ve been debating this for a while. just shared the info with a friend too. oh and the recipe looks delish too! bookmarked that one with my cookmarked.com account ( http://cookmarked.com )

  10. Eron
    July 10, 2011

    I love zucchini ‘pasta’ all summer long! I like to use it in no-cook recipes when it’s super hot outside and I can’t bear to turn on the stove. Thanks for the gadget tip, too!

  11. Nancy
    July 11, 2011

    Thanks for all the comments everyone! It is a really fun gadget – I used it again last night and made fried zucchini strings! Yum! I soaked them in milk and coated them lightly with a mixture of almond meal, arrowroot starch, and lots of spices. I’ll have to make them again and measure the ingredients for a recipe! Also we ate them too fast to take photos. :-)

  12. AllieNic
    July 11, 2011

    That is the coolest gadget! I’m getting one…like…TODAY!

  13. Fenke
    July 11, 2011

    i have a similiar tool and love it! my favourite way to eat the zucchini noodles is raw (salted) on spaghetti with a lemon-yoghurt dressing and fresh mint, maybe also a little goat cheese. great for hot summer nights!

  14. kankana
    July 11, 2011

    Wow this is so fantastic! I need that tool now .. would love to make carrot noodle too with that..

  15. Barb
    July 26, 2011

    I picked up one of these tools this week and I love it – fantastic zuchinni noodles and so easy. Thanks.

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