Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh what to do with Zucchini?

Summer is in full swing, and gardens are popping out loads of fresh vegetables and TONS of zucchini and yellow squash.  So what to do with it all.  Some like it raw, or you can microwave it.  You can even shred zucchini and put it into your baked goods (chocolate cake especially) and you can't taste it at all!

This weekend while at my parent's house we decided to grill up some steak for Sunday Dinner, and for a side I decided to try to grill the zucchini and squash so I sliced it into rounds, nice and thick, put it in a ziplock bag with some Italian dressing (although you can use olive oil and any seasonings you want) and using a straw suck out all the air (seriously)
Sucking out the air helps force the flavors into the veggies...unless you have a professional vacuum sealer...ah a girl can dream right?

Allow the rounds to marinate for a hour, or overnight, then throw them on the grill, turning several times to get those lovely grill marks!
It takes about 10-12 minutes total, to get them just right!

Then serve them up as a meal, or as a side.  It's your call!