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Grilled Zucchini Fries

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Bold garlic and onion pair perfectly with zucchini in a balsamic vinaigrette to create a great grill-friendly side dish.

Ingredients

  • 12 whole Baby Zucchini (about 4-5 Inches Long And An Inch In Diameter)
  • 1-½ Tablespoon McCormick Grill Mates® Garlic & Onion Medley Seasoning
  • ¼ cups Canola Oil
  • ⅛ cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Black Pepper, Ground Fresh
  • Parmesan Cheese To Taste

Preparation

Note: If you can’t find baby zucchini, use normal sized ones that are quartered lengthwise.

Wash the zucchini under cold water and drain well.

Trim about 1/8″ from the stem of each squash.

Square each zucchini by removing a sliver from each side.

Combine the seasoning, oil, vinegar and pepper in a large zip-top bag.

Seal the bag and shake to combine the marinade ingredients.

Add the zucchini to the bag, seal, and set aside for one to two hours.

Prepare your grill for direct cooking at medium heat (about 350º).

Oil the cooking grate lightly with canola oil.

Remove each zucchini from the bag, shake off the excess marinade, and lay them on the grill at a 45º angle. Reserve the marinade left in the bag.

Grill each side until they are nicely browned, about 2-3 minutes.

Lightly brush the zucchini with a small amount of the marinade each time you turn them.

Remove the zucchini to a platter in a single layer and immediately shave the cheese over them to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

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txcookiemomster on 11.6.2010

I love this recipe! The parm puts it over the top. Thanks for sharing John!

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pamlois on 7.18.2010

I tried this the other night. Good but the balsamic vinegar was too much. I would use olive oil in the future. I also found that McCormick makes a mediterranean spice blend. I tried that too.

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robertsonae on 7.15.2010

This was SO good, a simple tasty recipe to help with our abundance of garden zucchini…thanks!

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patiodaddio on 7.14.2010

You’re welcome, velvet. I demonstrate the recipe in a video at the blog post. -John

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velvetvoodoo on 7.14.2010

So I was actually planning on grilling some zucchini to go with my deer steaks tonight, but now I know I have to use balsamic vinegar!!! I never thought of that before, it all makes sense! The whole world just got a little brighter… thank you!

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sydneyspeaks on 5.31.2011

Yummmmo! I followed your recipe exactly and the zukes came out AMAZING! I think I may try jobead’s idea and try it with actual onions next time!

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Kat O. on 9.12.2010

These were great! I also used garlic salt/onion mixture just like jobead. My husband did the grilling and redipped each of the fries in the marinade after a couple minutes then grilled 2 more minutes. Delicious!

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ginabe on 8.7.2010

This is a fun and tasty way to enjoy zucchini, which is so abundant during the summer. I’ll be making these again and again! I also used garlic salt instead of the specified spice mix and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe! Happy grilling!

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jobead on 7.15.2010

As incredible as they look. I used regular zucchini and a garlic salt/onion mixture since I didn’t have the recommended medley. It worked out great and the kids loved eating them with their fingers.

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