I am going to deviate a bit from my normal way of posting and talk a bit about a little product we have carried in the store for the past year that has hit the airways with a splash. Who knew Appleton Farms’ Store would be ahead of the food gadget trends! What gadget you ask? The Spiralizer. You know that little manual machine that makes what some call zoodles, zucchini noodles, spiralizer noodles etc., etc.
When I first demonstrated it last year during one of our CSA pickups, only to sell out in less than 2 hours, I knew the zucchini noodle craze had finally hit Ipswich. It had been something that I had been making for my family for over a year. In the past 2 years of personally using it, I would love to pass on some ideas for not only using the machine for zucchini noodles but for what else it can do.
Instead of giving recipes, there are many all over the web, I will give you some ideas of what vegetables I’ve successfully spiralized and some ideas. I’ll leave it to you to choose your toppings.
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Toss it in a pan for 1-2 minutes to slightly soften.
I prefer to heat up my favorite sauce and just toss it with raw zucchini. Pictured is the fettuccine blade. A bit wider than the regular cut.
Fry in a bit of oil.
Lightly toss in oil, bake.
Toss in a cast iron pan with oil, onions for great hash browns
Great raw with vinaigrette
Good topped with anything. Alfredo is a favorite
Who doesn’t like curly carrots?
Toss in peppers onion sausages with a bit of sage.
If you’ve never had a raw, spiralized beet, you’d think it was cooked. I’m not sure why, but you’d not know it was raw.
Our house favorite. We love to make a chicken curry (or the one sold in the Farm Store) and toss it over raw parsnips. My daughter’s #1 spiralized dish.
The Spiralizer is still carried in our Farm Store. We now have 2 choices, a 3-blade and a 4-blade.
I highly recommend you give us a visit to check it out. You won’t be disappointed.