2Â pounds medium zucchini (1/2-3/4 inch thick and 5-6 inches long)
2 T. olive oil
2 garlic cloves
About 1/4 C water
1 T. thinly sliced fresh basil
Trim the ends of the zucchini. Soak it in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes to freshen. Drain the zucchini and pat dry. Cut it lengthwise in half, then crosswise into quarters. In a large skillet, combine the zucchini, oil, garlic, 1 tsp. salt and just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook over medium heat until the zucchini begins to soften, 5-7 minutes. Remove the lid, raise the heat to high and cook, stirring, until the liquid evaporates and the zucchini is glazed with the oil and beginning to brown lightly. Remove the garlic cloves. Carefully stir in the basil and more salt to taste, and serve.