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MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
7/11/13 4:07 P

Zucchini and cucumber have a TON of water in them, when you use them in a recipe you need to either drain the excess water or account for it if adding more water (I have quite a bad cucumbber bread disaster story).

When slicing zucchini, I would slice thin, lay the slices out on paper towels, lay another paper towel on top of the slices, and put pressure to get out as much as possible.

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7/11/13 4:03 P

Yeah...the water zucchini expresses when cooked can be a problem in casseroles. I've always parboiled the zucchini a couple of minutes before adding it to the dish so it cooks and releases its water.

NHELENE Posts: 1,505
7/11/13 3:33 P

You used zucchini emoticon

Just kidding - Did you follow a recipe? What kind of sauce did you use? Zucchini can release a lot of moisture as it cooks, so using too much sauce or a sauce that is too watery could have caused the problem.

CSIENK Posts: 6,721
7/11/13 3:23 P

You could try either of these methods and maybe that would help:

- If you are shredding the zucchini put the shreds in a clean kitchen towel and wring all the water out of them.

- If you are slicing the zucchini, salt them liberally to draw out the water, then rinse, pat dry and add to the dish.

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7/11/13 3:17 P

I attempted to make a zucchini lasagna and it turned into a watery, disgusting mess. I had to throw it out

I sliced the zucchini into rounds instead of strips and left the peel on. I layered it with my cheese and sauce, baked it, and it turned out disgusting.

Please help!

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