Zucchini Strips in Basil Cream Sauce Recipe

  • 2 zucchini, julienne
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, each
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded (not grated)
  • 1/4 ounce pine nuts, toasted
  1. To toast the pine nuts, use a non-stick dry skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and stir occasionally until they just start to get brown. Transfer to a paper towel.
  2. In the skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter and the garlic. Saute for 1 minute (careful not to burn). Add the sherry and 30 seconds later add the cream and salt and pepper. Let the cream reduce to about 2 Tbsps. Add the zucchini, toss and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until tender. Add the basil, stir and immediately remove from heat. Toss in the cheese and pine nuts and serve.