Recipe of the Day

ZUCCHINI KEFTEDES WITH FETA AND DILL

YIELD: Makes 12

ACTIVE TIME: 1 hour

TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/3 pounds medium zucchini, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup panko (japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend
  • 1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • Plain whole-milk or reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt (for garnish)
  • Additional chopped fresh dill (for garnish)
  • Ingredient info: Panko is available in the Asian foods section of most supermarkets and at Asian markets. Greek-style yogurt is a thick yogurt that’s sold at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores.

PREPARATION

Grate zucchini on large holes of box grater onto clean kitchen towel. Sprinkle zucchini with 1 teaspoon coarse salt; let stand at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment or foil. Wrap zucchini in towel; squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Place zucchini in medium bowl. Mix in green onions, 3 tablespoons chopped dill, mint, garlic, lemon peel, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Gently stir in panko and egg, then feta. Using 2 tablespoons zucchini mixture for each, shape mixture into 1 3/4- to 2-inch-diameter patty; place on baking sheet. Chill at least 1 hour. DO AHEAD: can be made 4 hours ahead. Keep chilled.

Pour enough canola oil into heavy large skillet to reach depth of 1/4 inch; heat over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add patties to skillet. Cook until golden and cooked through, adjusting heat if browning too quickly, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Using slotted metal spoon, transfer to paper towels.

Arrange keftedes on platter. Top each with dollop of yogurt. Sprinkle each with dill. Serve warm or at room temperature.

DAILY HOROSCOPES

ARIES.

(March 20 – April 19):

A negotiation isn’t over till it’s over. Follow developments as they unfold throughout the day. You could pull off a coup in the eleventh hour.

TAURUS.

(April 20 – May 20):

You hear word that a financial matter isn’t as dire as all that. You’re not out of the woods yet, but at this point any clearing will do.

GEMINI.

(May 21 – June 20):

Let people do the talking for the next few days. You know where you stand, but you’re not quite sure where they do.

CANCER.

(June 21 – July 21):

You unearth an inconsistency in a colleague’s story. Before alerting everyone to it, take this person aside to get the lowdown on what’s up.

LEO.

(July 22 – Aug. 22):

Put the finishing touches on a pitch or proposal and send it on its way. Timing is everything and you need to strike while the iron’s hot!

VIRGO.

(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

It would have been easier if an enterprise had just collapsed in on itself, but it looks like it will come through. Thankfully you don’t shy away from complications.

LIBRA.

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

You discover that great minds think alike. This comes as a relief since you were beginning to wonder if you were one of a kind.

SCORPIO.

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

You’re investing too much energy in what “feels” secure. Do the math and you’ll discover what will actually make you secure.

SAGITTARIUS.

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

The more you get to know someone, the more you realize this person’s a basket case. Backtrack now and s/he probably won’t notice.

CAPRICORN.

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

Both sides feel burned so waiting for the other person to come forward is futile. It’s up to you to make the first conciliatory gesture.

AQUARIUS.

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

Intuition is strong today with the Moon in Aquarius. Trust in its guidance, but skip the explanations because they won’t make sense to anyone – including you.

PISCES.

(Feb. 18 – March 19):

Just because you play fair doesn’t mean others will. Get your nose out of the rulebook and study the way your opponent thinks.

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Oops.

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The remarks were made a year after a July 2014 interview with Mayweather, in which he said of Rousey, “I don’t even know who she is.”

Earlier this month, Rousey said she could beat Mayweather in a no-rules mixed martial arts-style fight in the Octagon.

 

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