Parmesan Zucchini with Lemon

Most people who have a summer garden is usually over run with zucchini.
Besides grilling it on the BBQ, and using it in baking, this recipe for zucchini is one of my family’s personal favorite.
It’s easy to make and we love the flavors of Parmesan cheese, zucchini and lemon!
(also a great weight watcher recipe)
zucchini
3 tbsp Margarine (or butter if you like)
3 cloves Garlic, chopped
4 Zucchinis, thinly sliced to about 1/2” thick rounds
Zest of 1 Lemon
Ground Black pepper and Kosher salt, to taste
¼ cup Grated Parmesan
2 tbsp Fresh squeezed lemon juice, or more if you like

Melt margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute.
Working in batches, add zucchini and lemon zest. Cook, flipping once, until golden/brown. About 1-2 minutes on each side. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and lemon juice, then serve immediately.

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Baked or BBQ Corn on the Cob…so easy to do

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I haven’t posted anything for a little while it seems.  I was in the middle of moving from one end of town to another, not far at least, but still no fun at all.  Once I actually find the other half of my kitchen items Ill make up something yummy to post…I promise ☺

Anyway, my daughter has just fell in love with our local farmer’s market and begged me to get some corn on the cob.  I didn’t want to boil it, yuck, so I figured let’s just BBQ and/or bake these up. And so I did…

This is what you do:

  • Grab however many corns you like
  • Clean of the husk and silk from each corn
    (If BBQ’ing I recommend soaking the cobs for about 20 min in water before cooking)
  • Then rub each cob with a little butter and anything else you like: salt & pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic etc.
  • Wrap each cob tightly in foil.
  • Bake at 400 degress for about 20 min or BBQ on medium heat for about 20 min, making sure to turn them every 5 min.

Yes, that’s all you need to do. They come out great and very tasty.

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Yummy Flank Steak Wheels

The weather has been so great lately and we have been BBQ’ing a lot lately. But I’ve been looking for some new recipes for grilling. Then I remembered the pinwheels I used to get from Costco, and found this recipe. This actually turned out very, very good…

flanksteak

  • 1 Pound Flank Steak (butterflied)
  • Some Salt & Pepper
  • 6 oz Asiago Cheese (shredded)
  • 4 oz Spinach Leaves
  • 8 to 10 Wooden skewers (soaked in water)

To butterfly the flank steak, have the meat grain running up and down in front of you. With a knife, cut the meat in half. You want a thinner and larger steak. Continue cutting the steak in half until you reach 1 inch from completely cutting through.

Lay the cut steak so that the grain is running left to right.  Begin layering the flank steak with salt, pepper, cheese and then spinach.

Begin rolling the flank steak tightly and away from you. Evenly insert the skewers 1 to 2 inches along the seam of the “pinwheel” to hold it together. Cut in between each skewer but not against the skewer. Make sure there is an even amount of meat on each side of the skewer.

Grill the wheels on each side for about 4 minutes or until desired.