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Serves 2

A CookTale

To offset the richness of the Thai Diver Scallops in Coconut Sauce, a vegetable side dish was called for. At this time of Summer our counter is laden down with Zuchini and there’s always a supply of Red Onions on hand. To avoid simply another sauteed Zucchini dish, I opted for adding a Curry Butter mixture to the saute pan. As well, the garden yielded an herb crop of Japanese Mint, Shiso, it’s the garnish added to Sushi and Sashimi. And as the fresh tasting accompaniment I looked for, It worked!


2 Small Zucchini (cut to a 1″ dice)
1 Medium Red Onion (thinly sliced)
2 TB of Butter + 1 TB of Mild Curry
Sea or Kosher Salt
Black Pepper
1/4 Cup of Shiso (optional) or Mint (in a chiffonade)+ a leaf for garnish
1TB of Chicken Broth (if necessary)


1. In seperate bowls dice the Zucchini & slice the Red Onion.
2. In a small bowl Whip together the Butter, Mild Curry & Salt & Pepper
3. In another small bowl chiffonade the Shiso or Mint.
4. Heat a saute pan to medium & add the Butter/Curry. When the sizzling stops, add the sliced Red Onion & saute for a few minutes. Add the diced Zucchini & saute for another 5 minutes.
5. If the pan appears dry, add a dash of the Broth.
6. To complete the dish, fold in the chiffonade of Shiso or Mint.
7. Plate & garnish with a leaf.

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