Today is Columbus Day and I am having company for dinner. So much fun.
The menu is gnocchi with a chunky tomato caper spicy sauce., baked chicken, zucchini carpaccio and a big salad.
Cookies and gelato for dessert.
This is the zucchini carpaccio recipe.
4 zucchini, sliced into paper thin srips
salt and pepper
one lemon- juiced
zest of half the lemon
8 basil leaves, chopped
2 scallions chopped thin
thin ribbons of romano cheese
optional toppings are ricotta cheese, prosutto ham slices or goat cheese
Place zucchini on a platter like a roof shingle. One on top of another
sprinkle with salt and pepper
just drizzle a little oil and pour the lemon juice on top with the zest
put all the toppings on and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
If anything is left over add to an omlette and use the oil and lemon juice for a salad.
Never waste anything. This is so light and delicious