Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash….- Originally posted May 6, 2012
As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a favorite that is at least two years old. I hope you enjoy! – The Ranting Chef
It is amazing how preconceived notions of foods drive if we like them or not. Vegetables are one of those items that many kids automatically dislike even before they taste them.
One summer I was visiting relatives in Michigan and my brother, two cousins and myself sat down for a snack. My aunt brought to the table a loaf of banana bread that had been cooling on a rack. My young cousin, about six years old at the time, had heard that her mother was going to make zucchini bread and professed loudly that she HATED zucchini bread. It was awful and she WOULD NOT EAT IT. My aunt, calmly replied that she had changed her mind and made banana bread instead.
After scarfing down a piece my cousin asked for more. She was told that she couldn’t have more until later and so she went outside to play. After she left my aunt let the rest of us know that it really was zucchini bread. Change the perception, change the taste.
I love grilling slices of zucchini and yellow squash. It is quick and delicious.
The simple recipe includes slicing zucchini and squash, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice.
I use a grill wok as they so easily slide between the grates. About ten minutes over a medium low to medium heat on the grill, stirring a couple of times does the trick.