Occasionally I run across some golden zucchini at the Saturday markets. I have written about the vegetable before, here, but I don’t think I have done a post about the simple way we like to prepare this vegetable at home. Simply wash and slice the vegetable into 1/3 inch thick disks (discard the stem). Heat up a pan and add some olive oil and a large pat of butter. Saute some sliced onions until translucent, add the sliced zucchini and toss and mix over medium heat until just done. You will know the zucchini is done when some of the centers are softe and the color of the raw vegetable starts to get a bit translucent. Don’t overcook the zucchini as it will get mushy.
Season with some salt and pepper and add some chopped Italian parsley as a garnish just before taking it off the fire. Serve hot. An excellent side dish to fried and grilled foods. Very, very easy to do, and relatively healthy, too.