Saturday, November 8, 2008

Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust

We often have trouble thinking of a good-tasting, interesting way to serve vegetables. Honestly, sometimes a green salad gets a bit old. Here is a great way to serve fresh seasonal vegetables.

The combination of the rosemary and thyme in this recipe not only tastes fantastic, but also smells great. And the buttery, cheesy goodness is just too delicious to resist!

Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust
Adapted from Giada’s Kitchen by Giada de Laurentiis
Pictures by Caroline

Makes about 6 servings

4 small new potatoes (red or white, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 small zucchini, cut in 1/2 lengthwise (about 1-inch wide by 5 inches long)
Pinch kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and cook until just tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and let cool. When cool, cut the potatoes in half.
2. Place a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the butter, garlic, thyme and rosemary and let cook until the butter melts, about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, season the cut sides of the zucchini and potatoes with salt and pepper. Carefully place the zucchini and potatoes cut side down in the melted butter. Let them cook until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the browed zucchini and potatoes on the baking sheet cut side up. Sprinkle the tops with the Parmesan. Place in the broiler until the cheese is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve.


The Haney Family said...

It was nice meeting you at the workout group today. Thanks for the invite to the blog.

Rebekah said...

This looks really good. My kids might actually eat it because it has potatoes mixed with the zucchini and cheese on it.

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