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Sauteed Baby Zucchini With Squash Blossoms And Lemon Basil

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound baby zucchini halved lengthwise, and each half cut lengthwise into 3 wedges
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh lemon basil or regular basil
  • Fleur de sel (fine French sea salt)
  • 18 zucchini squash blossoms (available at farmers' markets and some specialty foods stores)

Details

Servings 6

Preparation

Step 1

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini; sauté until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in basil. Season with fleur de sel. Transfer to plate.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add squash blossoms and cook until barely wilted and still bright orange, about 2 seconds per side. Arrange atop zucchini and serve.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Market tip: Buy a small pot of lemon basil at a nursery if it's not available at farmers' markets.

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