Grilled Lemon Butter Zucchini
Recipe by Tori Avey, The Shiksa in the Kitchen
4 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp fresh lemon zest
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 garlic clove, crushed
Fresh lemon wedges and additional chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
Preheat your grill. Score the fleshy cut side of the zucchini halves with a few small shallow slits. This will help the butter sauce to penetrate the veggies; it will also make them cook quicker and more evenly. Place the zucchini slices skin side down, cut side up on a plate.
Whisk together melted butter, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, white pepper, salt and garlic. Baste the cut side of the zucchini generously with the melted butter sauce.
Place the zucchini on a medium hot grill, green sides down, basted sides up. Grill the zucchini for 6 minutes, then flip. Continue to grill for another 6-8 minutes till tender (larger zucchini may take longer).
Serve garnished with fresh lemon wedges and chopped parsley, if desired.
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