Spiral Vegetable Slicer
year around this time, I told you about my favourite kitchen tool, the
mandolin (I had not yet discovered the spiral vegetable slicer). If you have been watching Chef Verati’s
videos on the IP TV coaching, you have no doubt noticed that he likes his mandolin
almost as much as I love mine! If
you’re a bit in the dark about what a mandolin is (aside from the musical
instrument), take a moment to view it here.
However, that is not what I want to share with you today. Although there is much that you can do
with a mandolin (and I couldn’t live without mine), there is a new “tool”
in town and it is the spiral vegetable slicer.
guess the main difference between the two is that with the mandolin, you
are limited by the length of the vegetable.
If you use the julienne blade, you will make zucchini noodles (or
zoodles) but they will only be the length of the zucchini itself. If however, you use the spiral vegetable
slicer, you will make strands of zoodles that really imitate real
spaghetti… really long spaghetti!
how does the taste compare you ask?
Incredibly well! The first
time I made zoodles, it was a true inspiration. You know, we’ve all been there…
standing in front of the fridge looking at leftovers and thinking that none
of them are really exciting on their own. But all of a sudden, the light goes off
(and I’m not talking about the light in the fridge here…) and you think,
hey wait a minute, if I take this, that, and the other thing, I could make
something that looks, tastes and feels a lot like… in my case it was
leftover Chinese food! I remember
taking the zucchini and cutting the strands, sautéing them in the pan,
adding mushrooms, a bit of thinly sliced celery and leftover chicken with a
bit of soya sauce! Voilà, This was
the best leftover makeover I had ever had!
someone told me about this little “wonder” spiral vegetable slicer and I
thought, wow, this can really trick the brain into thinking that this is
real pasta. Because let’s face it,
bean sprouts is a close replica but not that close! So if you’re looking for a neat new
kitchen “toy” to put on your wish list, this could be just the thing! Oh and as a side note, this thing can do
a lot more than simply slice zucchini noodles. Any vegetable you can think of making
into strands or ribbon, this little wonder can handle the job!