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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Greeked Zucchini
I had to make a lot of changes to make this good. The proportions are all wrong. I give this version 5 stars: Use 3/4 of a cup of diced red onion, and 3/4 of a cup of diced green peppers, for one zucchini. Use half a jar (at the most) of sliced and pitted black olives. You need at least a half a cup of feta. When layering, mix in at least 1/2 a teaspoon of rosemary and a pinch of black pepper. (Or it will be tasteless). Also, layer in one teaspoon of finely diced capers. Non-stick oil is not required - it has a lot of moisture due to the veges. A thin film of olive oil on the bottom is plenty. I made these changes and it turned out excellent. It would have been tasteless and disproportionate if I had followed the original recipe. (Other reviews have mentioned that it is "missing something" and I agree. It is missing rosemary and capers and a little pepper)

65 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2007
Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini
I really liked this recipe! I changed the quantities to 6 servings and used 5 zucchinis. To have enough lamb I had to use 50% more lamb (On top of changing the servings to 6). I ground my own lamb from fresh lamb shoulder. Gutting the Zucchini is difficult - use a long, thin knife and careful not to break the skin! I added the guts of the zucchini to the sauce which added some needed texture and this way I did not waste any food. Next time I will use 30% less mint. It was a little too minty for me but maybe ok for other people. Also I simmered it for 30 minutes after adding garlic rather than 15. I'm glad I did that. Make sure you choose zucchinis that are as fat as possible! It's not a super easy recipe but it looks elegant and exotic when served with the sauce on the top. I served it with potatoes fried in olive oil and chopped spinach with savory, salt, pepper and oregano. Went together very well!! Good meal to impress guests with!!

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2007
Baked Salmon II
Really easy to make! A few notes: 1) There was way too much oil!! The fish was swimming in it! Use only 2 tablespoons and reduce the lemon accordingly if desired. 2) I used pressed grapeseed oil instead of olive oil and it was very light and added a buttery undertone that was nice. 3) I added 1/2 teaspoon of dill and was very glad I did. Next time I will add a full teaspoon. 4) I used half the salt and it was enough. 5) I marinated it only 1/2 an hour and it was plenty. You want to be able to taste the salmon! 6) I used 3 (8 ounce) fillets and baked in a small casserole dish with foil over the top, and a light coating of butter and lemon juice on the bottom. There was still enough marinate for the extra fillet. It worked very well except the marinate mix was about 1/2 inch deep after 20 minutes in the oven, hence the comment about too much oil. Overall an easy, low-mess marinate that I will make again with less oil.

276 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2007

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