Scapece (Zucchini)

This is a treat we would have right at the start of the summer. My Mum would only ever make it with the first zucchini/corgettes of the summer – before the seeds have a chance to thicken. I have made it as she used to with malt vinegar.

We would eat them after a day of steeping, simply on bread with a pinch of salt.

IMG_0981

Sunflower or Extra-virgin olive oil enough to fill the pan you use to 1 cm depth
8 first of the season (young) zucchini
12 leaves fresh mint, torn in 2
4 cloves garlic, in thick slices
malt vinegar (coeliacs please use red or white wine vinegar)
Salt

Wash the fruit and cut off the stem. Then slice into a 1cm thick (not too thin not too thick)

IMG_0971

Heat the oil in your chosen pan for frying.
Once it is hot add the zucchini to make a single layer in the pan. If you prefer you can do this in a larger pan deeper in oil 🙂

IMG_0973

Fry until turning golden, then turn each slice to colour on the other side.
Allow the zucchini to cool on some kitchen paper.

IMG_0974

Into a bowl or jar make the marinade of garlic, mint and the vinegar.

IMG_0975

Do not add the salt at this stage.
Add in the zucchini, cover with a lid or cling film.
Leave in a cool spot (not the fridge though) and eat up over the next 3 days.

🙂

Lovely

🙂

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Scapece (Zucchini)

  1. This looks great. I an going to see if I can find some young zucchini to make this (with a slight variation. I can’t use malt.) Thank you!

    • You can use a white or red wine vinegar but the way we had it was like this. Just don;t leave it too long in the pickle liquor as you still want to taste the fruit 🙂

  2. are they pickles? love all the different way veggies can be prepared 🙂 also love that they remind you of your mom. Food is so amazing like that.

  3. They are a very fresh pickle, perhaps if you use a softer vinegar you can tone down the pickled effect. Or keep them in the oil – which gives a very different but still delicious product 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s