Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Squash Gratin

I asked for recipes for squash and zucchini from friends on fb and this is one response I got. It's from HERE She calls it "Summer Squash Gratin with Salsa Verde" Having lived in New Mexico for the last 6 years, I have been SCHOOLED in the ways and of the importance of Salsa Verde. Salsa Verde - this is not - not even close. 

I've made a few changes and liked what I came up with! 

Summer Squash Gratin
2 pounds summer squash (or zucchini - whatever you have!)
1 1/2 c panko
3 Tbsp butter
3/4 c thinly sliced shallots
1 c grated gruyere cheese (I always add more cheese)
1/4 c dressing (below)
Salt & pepper

1 T thyme leaves
1 t oregano leaves
1/4 c coarsely chopped mint leaves
1 c coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 small cloves garlic
1 salt-packed anchovy, rinsed and bones removed (or 2 t anchovy paste)
1 T capers, drained
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 lemon, or more to taste

Heat your oven to 400°F. 

Place breadcrumbs in a small bowl. In a small skillet or saucepan, melt butter and keep cooking it over medium heat until it browns and smells nutty. Carefully pour (in a small drizzle at first) over breadcrumbs and be sure to scrape out any brown bits from the pot. Toss crumbs to evenly coat.

Make the dressing by blending the herbs in a food processor or blender with garlic, anchovy and capers until it forms a paste, scraping down as needed. With the machine running, stream in the olive oil in a drizzle. Season with salt and black pepper. Add lemon juice to taste.

Add shallots, gruyere, half the breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup dressing and some freshly ground black pepper to the bowl with the summer squash and toss. Transfer to a 9×9-inch baking dish. Scatter remaining breadcrumbs over the top and bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the squash is tender and the crumbs are crisp.

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