Thick zucchini slices are lightly browned in butter and cooked with soy sauce and sesame seeds. This makes a fabulous summer side dish!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the zucchini, and cook until lightly browned. Sprinkle with soy sauce and sesame seeds. Season with garlic powder and pepper, and continue cooking until zucchini is well coated and tender.

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Nutrition Facts

53 calories; 3.4 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 467 mg sodium. 4.7 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2009
Loved this! I am familiar with making zucchini this way but I've always used olive oil. Sauteeing the squash in butter however really aided in the browning factor and gave this a wonderful rich color. I used a combo of zucchini and yellow squash fresh garlic rather than garlic powder and just used the soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds to taste. Very nice presentation and great flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2011
Sorry I have multiple issues with this recipe. I don't think 1 zucchini is enough to make 4 servings. I guess it depends on the size but I would use 2 medium instead. Secondly why does the ingredient list say to divide the soy sauce? The directions have you put it in all at once. Thirdly that's too much soy sauce. I would use 1 tbsp. Instead of using garlic powder I would use 1 clove fresh garlic and also some fresh grated ginger. I would also use olive oil instead of the butter. Also I think 2 tbsp sesame seeds is too much; 1 tbsp would suffice. As written this ends up way too salty and is not enough for 4 adults. Read More
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97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2009
Loved this! I am familiar with making zucchini this way but I've always used olive oil. Sauteeing the squash in butter however really aided in the browning factor and gave this a wonderful rich color. I used a combo of zucchini and yellow squash fresh garlic rather than garlic powder and just used the soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds to taste. Very nice presentation and great flavor. Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2009
Loved this! I am familiar with making zucchini this way but I've always used olive oil. Sauteeing the squash in butter however really aided in the browning factor and gave this a wonderful rich color. I used a combo of zucchini and yellow squash fresh garlic rather than garlic powder and just used the soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds to taste. Very nice presentation and great flavor. Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2007
It seemed it was missing something. After reading all the reviews I did as another member had suggested and drizzled honey over it and BAM! that was the flavor this needed. Sounded strange enough to try and I'm glad I did. The honey worked the sesame seeds too. Will make again this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
I think people should make the changes they wish and not pan the recipe. If you want changes just make them. Aseleener need not have bothered to state ALL the changes she would have made. It was obviously not for her; so just don't make it for Heaven's sake! Food is a personal thing; cooks have their own preferences. Constructive suggestions are fine but this review was over the top... or should I say below the belt? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2011
Sorry I have multiple issues with this recipe. I don't think 1 zucchini is enough to make 4 servings. I guess it depends on the size but I would use 2 medium instead. Secondly why does the ingredient list say to divide the soy sauce? The directions have you put it in all at once. Thirdly that's too much soy sauce. I would use 1 tbsp. Instead of using garlic powder I would use 1 clove fresh garlic and also some fresh grated ginger. I would also use olive oil instead of the butter. Also I think 2 tbsp sesame seeds is too much; 1 tbsp would suffice. As written this ends up way too salty and is not enough for 4 adults. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2010
Excellent recipe! I have made this with a mixture of zucchini squash onions & carrots. They all tasted great but be careful to not overcook! Have used this recipe several times & it is a favorite Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2007
Added some onion and sesame oil to this along with a few seasonings. Very good and enjoyed by all. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2006
Excellent! I used 2 cloves minced garlic and only I TB seasame seeds. A big hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
very tasty. used sesame oil instead of butter. this is a nice change to plain zucchini sides. a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2007
Overall a good recipe - not great but good. I quartered the zucchini lengthwise and cooked it as directed (made an interesting presentation). I used fresh garlic and added 2 tsp of honey when adding the soy sauce as others suggested. Read More
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