I mentioned yesterday in my post EZ Thai Curry, that I have a new gadget I’ve been dying to use. As you can tell from the title of this post, I made zucchini spaghetti with it!
Now, I’m late to get onto the spiral slicer bandwagon, but not because I didn’t try. I purchased a Joyce Chen spiral slicer years ago and it just never worked for me. It’s one of those things where maybe I could have used a third hand, or just didn’t hold my head in the right position. It is now being sold at the local Salvation Army.
Because of a video I saw on a blog, which I can’t share with you because I’ve forgotten, I purchased a new spiral slicer from Amazon, which the man cook recommended. It’s made by Paderno, and is very inexpensive.
Here is the link: Paderno Spiral Slicer
It comes with three blades: a fine one which I used for this zucchini spaghetti, a coarser one, and a straight slicer similar to a mandoline’s blade.
To try it out, I decided to use zucchini and make spaghetti with it to go as a bed under my Thai chicken curry.
It’s very easy to figure out. As is typical, the instructions seemed to have been translated into too many different languages. But you simply attach the vegetable or whatever you’re using, and rotate away!
For my recipe, I placed the zucchini spaghetti in boiling, salted water for exactly one minute, then emptied it into a colander. I also later placed the lovely zucchini strands on paper towels to soak up more water, just because I didn’t want my dish to get watery.
Verdict: Love this gadget. Will use it a lot. I especially love the idea of vegetable spaghetti, although using a trio of veggies might be a little more challenging… It also cleans very easily.