Sunday, June 17, 2012
Linda's Grilled or Broiled Parmesean Squash
Here's a good new recipe for squash. Interestingly, my husband heard about this recipe from a friend, Linda who told him the she sometimes cooked her squash, especially zucchini, on the grill. All she did was to cut the squash up into either strips or rounds, salt and pepper it and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and grill it or broil it.
We have cooked this dish twice now, once on the grill and once in the oven and I had a very hard time getting these photos from my hungry crowd. They were gone so quickly because it is such a good dish, and it is so easy.
Linda's Grilled or Broiled Parmesan Squash
Slice summer squash into rounds or strips. If squash will be grilled, strips might be a better option. Rounds are prettier and make a nice company dish. Any kind of summer squash will do. We have used zucchini, ronde, pattypan and yellow straight neck. They were all good choices.
For grilled squash: Salt and pepper each squash slice well then sprinkle each piece with Parmesan. Carefully place squash on medium hot grill and cook until well done.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For broiled squash. Line a baking pan with squash. They may overlap slightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake squash for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Other cheeses can also be used. We tried bleu cheese on the squash pictured above and it was delicious. I think sharp cheddar would be a good choice, too.
Turn oven to broil and adjust oven temperatures to 450 degrees. Place the squash back in the oven and broil for 10 minutes longer, or until squash is slightly browned.
Three or four squash slices makes a serving.