Zucchini Alla Scapece

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Zucchini alla Scapece Recipe
  • 1Yield
  • -4Servings+
  • 10 mPrep Time
  • 20 mCook Time
  • 30 mReady In
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The Zucchini in “Scapece” style (Zucchine alla Scapece) are typical side dish of Southern Italy. They are prepared by frying the zucchini in slices and seasoning them with a marinade made with vinegar, garlic and fresh mint.

It is said that the name Zucchini alla Scapece derives from the Spanish word “escabeche”, which refers to the preparation of a dish, both boiled and fried, which is then seasoned with a marinade made with vinegar.

If you want to prepare a tasty side dish with zucchini this is a recipe with recommended doses, but we suggest you adjust at the moment, because the more or less strong flavor of the marinade depends on personal tastes and the type of vinegar used.



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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    Prepare a marinade with the garlic cut into very small pieces, mint, salt and vinegar.

  • Step 2

    Wash and clean the zucchini at the edges, then cut them into thin round slices. Fry the zucchini in extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes.

  • Step 3

    Turn the zucchini and raise them as soon as they become amber.

  • Step 4

    Arrange the zucchini on a plate and season with the marinade prepared earlier, to which you have added 5 tablespoons of frying oil.

  • Step 5

    Gently mix the zucchini and let them rest for a few hours before serving on the table.

Tips & variations

  • Scapece Zucchini can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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