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Grilled Zucchini & Tomatoes

Autumn 2009
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food and drink

BY: Lucy Waverman

This colourful dish is spectacular laid out on a platter and served with the turkey. You can also roast these in the oven at 450°F (230°C) for about 20 minutes or until brown.

10 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
10 plum tomatoes, cut in half
½ cup (125 mL) olive oil
2 tsp (10 mL) garlic
¼ cup (50 mL) chopped basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Place zucchini and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add olive oil, garlic and basil and toss to combine.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

3. Place zucchini and tomatoes, cut-side down, on grill. Cook tomatoes for 2 minutes or until marked by grill. Turn over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until soft and lightly charred. Cook zucchini for 2 to 3 minutes or until marked by the grill. Rotate on grill 45 degrees to make cross-hatch grill marks (if desired)and grill another 2 to 3 minutes. Turn over and cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until tender-crisp.

4. Remove tomatoes and zucchini to a platter and drizzle over any remaining seasoned oil from the bowl.

Serves 20

What to Serve

200905044.jpg
food and drink

Grilled Zucchini & Tomatoes

Autumn 2009

BY: Lucy Waverman

This colourful dish is spectacular laid out on a platter and served with the turkey. You can also roast these in the oven at 450°F (230°C) for about 20 minutes or until brown.

10 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
10 plum tomatoes, cut in half
½ cup (125 mL) olive oil
2 tsp (10 mL) garlic
¼ cup (50 mL) chopped basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Place zucchini and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add olive oil, garlic and basil and toss to combine.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

3. Place zucchini and tomatoes, cut-side down, on grill. Cook tomatoes for 2 minutes or until marked by grill. Turn over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until soft and lightly charred. Cook zucchini for 2 to 3 minutes or until marked by the grill. Rotate on grill 45 degrees to make cross-hatch grill marks (if desired)and grill another 2 to 3 minutes. Turn over and cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until tender-crisp.

4. Remove tomatoes and zucchini to a platter and drizzle over any remaining seasoned oil from the bowl.

Serves 20

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