One of our favorite restaurants in town serves mixed vegetables with many of its entrees that are simply far more delicious than the run-of-the-mill mixed vegetables. There was a flavor we couldn’t quite place, so finally Katherine asked the waiter. The secret ingredient? Peach Schnapps. It lends the vegetables a bit of flavor and sweetness without being too sweet. Since we learned that trick, we’ve used Peach Schnapps whenever we have it in the house. It works particularly well with zucchini and summer squash. I picked these zucchini up at the farmers market.
Sauteed Zucchini with peach schnapps
- 2 large zucchini or summer squash, sliced in roughly 1/2 inch slices
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp peach schnapps
- salt/pepper to taste
Melt butter and heat olive oil over medium heat. Turn heat up to high and add vegetables browning on either side, without cooking completely through. Add schnapps and cook completely, another two minutes at most. Salt and pepper to taste.