SAN DIEGO — I first discovered Ciccia Osteria in 2019, it is in the heart of Barrio Logan and it is a true Osteria as you would find in Italy. Chef Francesca Penoncelli runs the kitchen, along with her husband Mario Casineri. The two have created an exceptional dining experience at a great value! Ciccia Osteria is a Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded restaurants in San Diego.
- Yellow squash
- 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
Preheat oven to highest temperature and if you have a convection oven use the setting. Also, air fryers are great.
Slice carrots, zucchini and squash into 1/2" strips or slices. Cut broccoli and cauliflower into bit small florets.
Put all the veggies in a large bowl and toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place on a cookie sheet spread out so none of the vegetables are touching and, place in the oven for 6 - 8 minutes in a convection oven or air fryer until a slightly browned.
If using a standard oven you can finish under the broiler to get the char.
Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar glaze.
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