How to make Zucchini Alla Scapece -

Marinated fried zucchini.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Italian Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Zucchini (ज़ुकीनी), Olive oil (ऑलिव आइल)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Zucchini Alla Scapece

Zucchini Alla Scapece Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Zucchini Alla Scapece Recipe

  • Zucchini cut into round slices 2 medium

  • Olive oil shallow fry

  • Garlic chopped 2 large

  • Mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup

  • Mint leaves sprigs


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a pan and shallow-fry the zucchini; drain on absorbent paper and set aside to cool.

Step 2

Arrange the zucchini rounds in a serving platter and sprinkle with garlic, mint, salt and pepper powder. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the salad and leave to marinate for at least half an hour.

Step 3

Serve at room temperature or chilled, garnished with a sprig of mint.

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