Artichoke and Zucchini Saute

Carciofi Con Zucchine

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Ingredients:

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 golden zucchini, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/2 inch slices
4 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
2 (9 ouce) packages frozen artichoke hearts, thawed at room temperature or run under warm water, cut into 1 inch dice
1/2 onion, diced
3 tablespoons drained capers
2 ounces pitted black Greek of Sicilian olives, sliced
2 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
Zest of 1 lemon, grated
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Serves 6 to 8
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Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large saute pan set on high heat until sizzling, about 2 minutes. Add the zucchini and garlic and saute for 2 minutes on each side, to lightly brown. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
Place the same pan back on high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the remaining olive oil and cook the artichoke hearts for 3 minutes to lightly brown. Add to the zucchini in the bowl.
In the same pan, set on medium-high heat, cook the remaining olive oil, onion, capers, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon zest for 2 minutes. Stir the basil, parsley, salt and pepper and cook for 1 more minute. Return the cooked artichokes and zucchini to the pan, stir thoroughly and heat through.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Chef's tip:
Many cooks feel that curly parsley and Italian parsley are interchangeable in recipes, but the flavor to the dishes in which it is used. My preference is obvious since I always ask you to use it in my recipes.
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