Recipe by Bud
"This is the way my Dad cooked summer squash on the grill. I have modified it a bit over the years, but it continues to be a tasty-easy no-mess way to cook yellow squash and zucchini on the grill to go with your burgers, steaks, or pork."
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yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
tomatoes, cut into wedges
onion, sliced and separated into rings
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh parsley
A very healthy low fat side dish that's perfect for the grill! I add a little italian seasoning leave out the olive oil and just add some parmesan cheese right before serving.
Zucchini cooked in olive oil with tomatoes, onions and garlic is something very familiar to me - I grew up with it and make it often. This was the first time I had Hubs "take it out to the grill" and, while there certainly was "no mess," I found I much prefer both the taste and texture of the vegetables when I good them as I usually do, in a skillet on the stove. Cooked this way they took on some of the charcoal flavor which I didn't like. And for reasons I can't explain, the vegetables just didn't have the complexity of flavor as when I cook them on the stove - perhaps it was because these were more or less steamed. It was nice to take the mess out of the kitchen so to speak, but I think I'd rather have an extra pan to wash.
We added these to the grill today and they were absolutely delicious...very easy and healthy!
My Dad made this since I was a child and cooked over an open fire, but being more civilized, I use charcoal..anyway, he used potatoes and onions with butter sal and pepper..cook the same way. Always a hit at family gatherings and even today I make this for my family.
I decided to do this on the stove-top as a saute. I used 1 zucchini, 1 yellow squash, 2 tomatoes, half each of a red & yellow onion, 6+ cloves of garlic and 1 fennel bulb. I seasoned with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Omitted the fresh parsley. Lots of 'juice', so I thickened it a bit with cornstarch and served it over 'Triple-Grain Pilaf' from AR alongside 'Slayer's Sweet, Tangy and Spicy Kabobs" which is also from AR.
I made this using butternut squash and it was a breeze. No fuss no muss. I did add more seasonings and the whole family went back for seconds. Thank you!
I found these to not have much flavor.
Very good. Nice light and fresh flavor. I put in the optional tomatoes and fresh parsley from my garden and extra garlic. Great side dish. I had it with Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken from this website. I will be making this again soon.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No Mess Squash on the Barbeque
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 44
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