Summer squash is one of the season's most gorgeous garden ingredients. It's delicious mashed, fried, puréed, roasted, steamed, and grilled, and these great recipe ideas will help you take advantage of its abundance and versatility.
Look for firm summer squash with vibrant-colored, shiny, unblemished skin. Select small to medium-sized zucchini from two to eight inches long. Larger ones can be tough and bitter.
Summer squash contains a lot of excess water. To remove it, lightly salt diced squash and let it stand for half an hour. Rinse the squash and then squeeze dry. The result is squash with a more concentrated flavor.
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