This week, we have some beautiful yellow zucchini from Ma’ala’ea Farm in Maui. Not to be confused with yellow squash, yellow zucchini, sometimes called golden zucchini, don’t taper at the neck like summer squash. Its shape is similar to that of classic green zucchini, though its taste is a little bit sweeter. Use it in sweet or savory recipes, raw or cooked — just as you would green zucchini. Or better yet, mix the two together.
Zucchini, like all members of the squash family, are native to the Americas. However, the varieties of squash typically called “zucchini” were developed much later in Italy following their introduction from the Americas. Zucchini have a reputation with home gardeners for having overwhelming production. However, they’re are many ways to eat the fruits both cooked and raw.
The skin is left in place on the fruit. Zucchini requires little more than quick cooking. They can be prepared in a variety of techniques including steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried, etc. They can also be baked into a bread or cake. Zucchini can also be enjoyed raw, sliced or shredded in salads or lightly cooked.