Summer Squash Carpaccio

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 Scott Hapner
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                            Seasonal Eating ~Late Summer Flavors


         Summer Squash Carpaccio
Thinly sliced summer squash marinated in lemon and mint and garnished with toasted almonds and
                                       parmesan cheese.

    1 yellow squash                                     1 lemons juiced + zest
    1 zucchini                                           2 T vinegar (your favorite flavor)
    3 scallions, sliced thin                            salt and pepper (to taste)
    2 T fresh mint - chiffonade                         1/4 cups sliced nuts
    ¼ cups EV olive oil                                 ½ cup grated parmesan cheese


 Directions

     1. Toast nuts in pre-heated, dry pan, shaking constantly! As nuts toast
        they will start to smell... well... nutty. Remove from pan to cool as soon
        as nuts turn from off-white to light brown. (Some may even start to
        blacken.)
     2. Slice the yellow and zucc in half, length-wise. Slice the halves as thin as
        you can get them, and place them in a bowl. (Or keep squash whole and
        slice on a mandolin if available).
     3. Thinly slice the scallions. Stack individual mint leaves. Roll mint leaves,
        cigar-like, and slice thinly (called chiffonade). Scatter both over squash.
     4. In another bowl, place lemon juice and vinegar. Slowly whisk in olive oil
        to emulsify (slightly thicken and turn lighter in color. Taste for acidity
        (from the lemon and vinager). Whisk in more oil if to sharp tasting, or
        add a pinch of sugar to sweeten. Season with salt and pepper. You just
        made vinaigrette.
     5. Pour vinaigrette over squash. With your hands, lightly mix everything
        together.
     6. Cover with wrap or place in Tupperware and put a lid on it. Let marinate
        for at least an hour, up to overnight.
     7. At serving time, sprinkle with nuts, grated cheese and lemon zest.


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