Small and firm—almost crisp, zucchini can be a great delicacy, but to remain so they should never touch water in the course of cooking. Their skins are tender, flavorful, and attractive and there is never any reason to peel them. Large zucchini with well-formed seeds are not interesting fare and should not be considered as a possible replacement in any of the following recipes.
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