Hoisin Glazed Zucchini

Hoisin Glazed Zucchini

 

Jonathan is the original carnivore.  Really as long as there is a PILE of meat on the table he is a happy husband.  I desire to be his wife for many, many, many years to come so I intend to make sure there is a pile of veggies served along with his meat.  When it comes to the amazing vegetable there are many I love and only a few he enjoys.  Zucchini is one of the veggies he is happy to have as long as I prepare it in certain ways.  Hoisin Glazed Zucchini is one of the dishes that shows up on our table most weeks during the summer and quite a few during the winter!  It’s amazing how many pounds of the stuff we can eat!!!

Have you used Hoisin sauce before?  It’s easy to get in general grocery stores.  I have never seen one that did not carry it.  Check the Asian section to see what options you have.  I’m not picky about the brand – anything they have should be fine for this.  We buy ours in giant cans at large Korean markets because we use a lot of it but if you are new I would pick up a small bottle and see what you think.  Assuming you use just a little bit it will not be a strong Asian flavor that makes you think you are sitting down to a plate of Chinese.  Really it’s a subtle little under flavor that gives the zucchini a delicious savor without being overwhelming.  I think you will love this easy veggie side dish!  If this is the first time you have used Hoisin sauce, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought!  I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!!

Hoisin Glazed Zucchini
 
Cook time
Total time
 
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium-small zucchinis
  • 1-2Tablespons Hoisin sauce
  • Splash of olive oil for frying
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Splash of water
  • Salt if desired
Instructions
  1. Slice zucchini in half lengthways and slice lengths into ¼" slices.
  2. Turn a nonstick pan on medium-high with a splash of oil. Add the zucchini. Grind in a good quantity of black pepper.
  3. As it cooks give it a stir often enough to prevent burning. As the zucchini starts to brown turn the pan down to medium.
  4. Add 1 Tablespoon of hoisin sauce. If things are starting to stick splash in a few Tablespoons of water.
  5. Taste the zucchini and see how strong it is. If you want it a little stronger add a bit more hoisin sauce.
  6. Cook until tender to the bite but not mushy.
  7. We microwave leftovers for snacks!

This recipe is participating in Weekend Potluck.

If you enjoy this please share it!Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+
Want more great recipes? Sign up below for a free recipe e-book.
* = required field

One thought on “Hoisin Glazed Zucchini

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *