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Grilled Zucchini 
Aug. 25, 2010 3:27 am 
Updated: Aug. 26, 2010 6:49 am
Never tire of the abundance of zucchini this time of year by fixing it different ways.

6 medium zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried

Slice zucchini on the diagonal into long slices 3/8 inch long. Place in large bowl. Toss with salt, pepper and oil. Grill on hot fire about 3 minutes a side until browned. Return to bowl and allow to return to room temperature. Toss gently with vinegar and oregano. Serve immediately or refrigerate for serving the next day. Serves 6 to 8. (tastes best at room temperature)
Aug. 25, 2010 5:33 am
Now THAT sounds yummy! I like zuchini recipes that aren't all about cheese. (Though, cheese is good, too, sometimes.)
Aug. 25, 2010 9:13 am
@CJ, do you like Polenta? I found this recipe the other day and have some fresh zucchini out of Dad's garden. I think this looks fantastic.
Aug. 25, 2010 5:23 pm
I also love grilled zucchini....I cut thick slices, length-wise, then coat the slices in meyer lemon olive oil and sprinkle both sides with fresh ground garlic pepper. I let them sit while I'm prepping the rest of the meal, then grill them. They come out juicy and tender with a great flavor and look lovely alongside grilled or poached fish or shrimp. If there are any leftovers, then are great diced into pasta or an omelet. I must try your recipe as we love both balsamic vinegar and oregano.
Aug. 25, 2010 10:00 pm
You are too funny! I made this for dinner along with grilled bbq chix. I actually used a bottled ranch/Italian dressing and brushed on after I had cooked them. The eggplant was great too!
Aug. 26, 2010 6:49 am
Yes, bottle salad dressing has helped many an after work dinner at my house. Suzie I love polenta so will try that one. Great suggestion, Kat! This website is so fun.
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
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Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
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I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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