Baked honey soy zucchini is what all of us need right now! A welcome break from the cheesy, starchy, meaty snacks consumed in the name of Superbowl. Tasty, healthy sides like the baked honey soy zucchini?? I say, Come to Mama!
Zucchini has always screamed out health to me and I love zucchini. I eat zucchini so often. That got me wondering, why I do not have more zucchini recipes on Yummily Yours? For crying out loud, I have more zucchini in the two sentences above than the no. of recipes on the blog! 😛
I know why. I never make anything out of this beautiful tasty veggie. I just end up sautéing them in some olive oil and garlic (sometimes spices, sometimes none). That is because the husband does not like it.
Did you know that Nachiket’s vegetable vocabulary before marriage was limited to potato, onion, tomato (which technically is not a vegetable!) and cauliflower. Over the years (sounds like a multitude of them but it has not even been a handful), I have broadened the man’s horizons (I know it’s not humble on my part but I never said I was! :P). I have discovered ways of cooking each veggie that does not get a peep out of him.
Tofu for example (not a vegetable per se but still) would mean gag noises from him. Now, I mostly crisp up my tofu (Here’s how you do it) before adding it into any recipe. I literally have to fight him off from grabbing all the pieces off my plate too!
But… String beans and Zucchini. Fail! I know all of you loved this recipe of Hasselback Zucchini but not him(BTW, thank you for your love for that recipe). Do any of you have some recipes work with him? Please do share it with me.
This baked honey soy zucchini, I loved it! Him, not so much. However, he did eat more than just a couple of pieces which translates into very tasty (I presume!). The baked zucchini taste crunchy especially with the layer of panko bread crumbs and the honey soy sauce tastes heeeaaavenly… Although, next time I will keep the sauce as a dipping sauce may be? It would give me the option of using as much sauce I want with each bite and the zucchini will remain crisp longer without having to shove it in the oven again. just to crisp them up!
Here’s the recipe for
Baked Honey Soy Zucchini
Note: Recipe for sauce adapted from Jo Cooks