Smoked, Grilled Squash Topped with Tomato Parmesan
A student of mine, Brian Ward, made these in class. They were outstanding, and I asked Brian to share his recipe. Grilling the squash is optional.
Preparation Time20 min
Preparation Time - Text20 minutes
Cooking Time15 min
Cooking Time - Text15
Cooking Methodgrilling, sauteeing
Total Timeunder 2 hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, Formal Dinner Party
Recipe Coursemain course, side dish
Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturesmoky
Type of Dishvegetable
- 2 zucchini or yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into about four 1/4-inch slices
- 2 small plum tomatoes, diced
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh, minced basil
- 1 tablespoon fresh, minced chives
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper, optional
Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat; grill squash until grill marks form, about 1 minute per side.
Combine the tomatoes, cheese, oil, onion, basil, chives, salt and ground red pepper in a small bowl; spoon mixture onto grilled squash.
Place squash on a rack in a stove-top smoker; smoke over low heat until squash is just tender, about 10 minutes.
2013 James P. DeWan