Stewed zucchini for winter
If a creative approach to the use of most conventional foods, you can prepare a very unusual and interesting dishes, such as stewed zucchini. Perhaps you, in some way, be surprised, are not you?
Tavern - very useful fruit, it is easily digested by the human body. Regular inclusion in food zucchini very beneficial effects on the immune and digestive systems, and the condition of the skin and joints. The composition includes courgettes carotene, vitamin B, pectin, magnesium compounds, potassium, calcium, and iron, vegetable fibers.
Tell us how to cook a delicious compote of courgettes. The general idea and the principle of the preparation of any compote clear: it is necessary to boil (but better - steamed), the main ingredients in the right quantity of water or low-concentration sugar syrup . Because squash does not have a pronounced taste features in compotes are best combined with sour-sweet fruit. This combination will create a special flavor harmony. Stewed zucchini can preserve for the winter or to cook for direct consumption.
Stewed zucchini with lemon and orange
- squash unripe;
- sugar of domestic production;
Courgettes my thoroughly in cold water. Lemons and oranges before washing in cold water is necessary to pour over boiling water. All fruits cut off the ends on both sides. Zucchini cut in half lengthwise and then - thin slices or cubes, cubes (do not cut the skin, there are many useful substances). Also, cut into slices of orange and lemon, be sure to remove the bone, and the compote will be unpleasant taste bitter. Laying sliced zucchini and slices of citrus fruit into clean sterilized jars (it is desirable to use the banks not more than 2 liters).
Of water and boil sugar syrup desired concentration (for example, 3 liters of water - 2-3 sugar spoons v.).
Fill squash and citrus fruits in jars with boiling syrup, close lid and leave for 15-20 minutes, then poured the syrup into a saucepan. We bring the liquid to a boil again, boil for 3 minutes, again, pour into jars. Rolls sterilized lids in boiling water, turn over and cover until cool.
If you are not going to roll compote, it will be ready for use after the zucchini and slices of citrus fruit in a saucepan filled with boiling water to natural cooling (at least let configure themselves for 40 minutes). Cook with citrus compote is not necessary, the entire vitamin C is destroyed. Generally, a portion of stewed squash for single use (such as family), it is best to cook in a large thermos - remain the most vitamins.
In the same way, about following the same recipe (see. Above), it is possible to cook pineapple compote of onions, you can use the remnants of fresh pineapple left over after butchering. This method allows the most economical use of exotic fruits are not cheap.
Of course, we can cook compotes, combine zucchini is not only exotic, but also with the more familiar fruits growing in our latitudes. For example, zucchini stewed with apples and / or plum. Apples are better to choose a sour or sweet-sour. If the natural acid in the fruit used is not enough, you can also add them to canned fruit compote citric acid in an amount of 1-1.5 grams per 1 liter of water. Better still use natural acidic fruit, by the way, sugar compote in the winter, too, is optional. Just all the fruit compote is necessary to rinse, remove the tails from apples, seeds, seed pods and cut into slices. Pour boiling water twice a must. Such useful compote without sugar with natural sweetness are easy to use, even those who are contraindicated sugar.