Grilled Zucchini with Chicken & Plantains
In honour of World Diabetes day 2016, on the 14th of November, I’ve decided to share recipes with my current favourite veg – courgettes, zucchini.
Cooking courgettes is relatively easy – season, saute, grill, or whatever you like. It doesn’t take very long to cook and works well with a variety of seasoning.
For dinner, I decided to pan-grill some zucchini. Here’s how
Get as many zucchinis as you’d like to cook – I cook more than I need, refrigerate the left overs and add that to salads
Wash, then top and tail
Slice each zucchini lengthways into 3 or 4 (depending on how big it is) to get thick ‘steaks’.
Score each slice on the diagonal, in both directions till a pretty, diamond pattern forms. Apart from the good looks – it’ll allow the zucchini steaks cook through and quick.
Season lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper if you like then heat up a grill pan. When hot, place slices on and cook each side till golden/ bronzed and slices soften a bit. You may have to turn the pieces a couple of times to get the all-round bronzed look.
Take off the heat and serve as you desire.
It was delicious. And nutritious. The zucchini was soft and moist but also sweet. The chili created a nice counterpoint to that.
Recipe #2 with grilled zucchini coming next.
Lets stay healthy, together.