Any good way to grill yellow squash and zucchini?

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by pandemonium, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    I figured i would try some healthy stuff on the grill to go with my steak so i bought some squash, vadalia onion and zuccs to grill and just wondering if anyone does them alot and whats good to put on them? I'm gonna evoo and salt, pepper and maybe garlic butter baste them. darn i should have got mushrooms damn gotta go back maybe shrooms are good with steak.
     
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  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use Italian dressing to marinade and brush on while cooking.
     
  3. ^^^^^^^^^   that is just what I was going to say   [​IMG]
     
  4. plj

    plj Meat Mopper

    Yep, we do them on a regular basis. Sliced longitudinally about 1/2" thick. Light brush of EVOO, then any spices that tickle your fancy today. S&P, oregano, garlic, crushed red pepper, grated parm cheese, old bay, taco seasoning, etc.  Just dont over-do the spices, and dont grill long enough to get them mushy - hot & fast is best in my book.   :)
     
  5. olewarthog

    olewarthog Meat Mopper

    Like the others thick slices lengthwise & a  light coat of EVOO then S&P.  I  brush with butter about halfway thru.  Sometimes I add some parm cheese.  I also slice the Vidalias thick & insert a couple of toothpicks to hold them together. Grill hot to get a sear then move over to a cooler part of the grill & cook until tender.
     
  6. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Not grilled, but I chunk up the squash, brown up some loose hot sausage and toss in the squash with some chopped onions and red peppers, mushrooms would work also, mix and cook all together and when done serve over brown rice, or roll in large flour tortilla with a little taco sauce and cheese.

    if grilling brush with oil and season with what ever you season your steaks with, I use a Smoky BBQ Seasoning on them  a lot if I do them with pork chops or pork steaks.
     
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  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I grill them alot here. I always just brush with Evoo and then add the spices like garlic, zateran's, and some parm cheese. Then just grill till their tender and yumO. Now you can also do some portabella mushrooms and stuff them with all sorts of stuff like I do.
     
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  8. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I cut them in half lengthwise, spritz with EVOO, salt & pepper, a little garlic powder and onto the grill.  I also cut up some red  and green pepper, thick slices of onion (i use a wooden skewer to hold together).  Grill up -- nice little char on them but not cooked to mush.  I put it all on a big platter, chop into chunks.  Sprinkle some parm over and toss a bit. We love them that way.  Just had them last night as a matter of fact. 
     
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually cut them length wise, put them in a ziplock bag. Then mix EVOO, salt, pepper, and lots of fresh minced garlic, toss that into the bag and shake it all up to coat the zuchini/squash. Toss onto a hot grill till you have good grill marks on each side, then move to a cooler area to cook longer if needed. Be sure to pull them off of the grill a little bit before they are done, because they will continue to cook after you pull them off and if you leave them on to long the carryover cooking will turn them to mush.
     
  10. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Great ideas guys thanks, i cant wait to do em up tomorrow, guess i better get pics now haha
     
  11. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    We slice ours length wise like everyone else. brush with EVOO and then dust with cavenders seasoning. grill em till they are just tender and eat em right up. Man, they are good.

    I've gotta get some more of those......
     
  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    grilled them up last night with evoo and spices and it was good, i liked the zucchini it was good the squash is not so good, not terrible just not real good.
     
  13. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    I grilled some zucchini the other night along with some mini, like 3 Inch long Japanese eggplants.  Both vegetables were cut in half lengthwise and a diamond pattern was cut into the flesh.  They were seasoned with nothing more than S and P and good EVOO.  I'm not a fan of bottled Italian dressing.  The simple seasoning allowed the sweet taste of the zucchini to shine through.  The mini eggplants were also sweet and delicious.
     
  14. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i think i put too much oil on them because well lets just say my innards are very lubed up and have been in the bathroom alot today ohh god!!! i thought veggies were good for you uhhg!!
     
  15. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL... been there done that... on the plus side you'r innards are nice a clean afterwards! [​IMG]   I usually let mine sit in the fridge for only 30-60 minutes in the ziploc bag, not really enough time for the oil to soak into the zuchini.
     
  16. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i didnt let them sit that long JIRod only right before i put them on the grill, just a shock to the system maybe lol
     
  17. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah.... after all that good smoke meat your body didn't know what to do with that green stuff.... lol.
     
  18.   We grew a ton of both of these squash last year, olive oil and some cajun seasoning, grill until just get a little soft.  Can't wait for summer.
     
  19. richc

    richc Fire Starter

    My wife had me do them this way a couple years ago and we've stuck with it. You cut them length wise like other have said, then oil, salt and pepper. We also do mushrooms, peppers and sometimes asparagus. 

    After you grill them, you put a marinade on them while they're hot. They will suck up the liquid and flavor. 

    Here's the recipe we use

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/grilled-vegetables-recipe/index.html

    I don't think I've had better grilled vegetables than by doing them this way. 
     
  20. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use McCormick onion & garlic seasoning on them but remember when you slice them plank style to make them a little extra think or they fall apart! Good eating my friend!
     

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