Zucchini and Tomatoes With Parmesan Dumplings

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

This simple-to-prepare side accompanies blander dishes nicely. I particularly like it with simply grilled salmon or other fish.

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic until tender, but not browned.
  2. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes and stirring occasionally.
  4. Add zucchini and simmer covered for 15 minutes, or until they are tender and stirring as needed.
  5. Mix the beaten egg and the parmesan cheese together in a small bowl until it forms a mass.
  6. With the aid of a tablespoon, drop the dumplings onto the tomato mixture (you should get 4 nicely-sized ones).
  7. Simmer, covered, for 5 to ten minutes, until dumplings are firm.
  8. When they are firm, gently flip them over to completely cook the top side (simmering another 1-2 minutes).
  9. Serve each portion with one dumpling atop the tomato-zucchini mixture.