Grilled Zucchini with Greek Spices (from Steven Raichlen's How to Grill - a great book!)
Zucchini is the quintessential vegetable of summer-and one of my favorite vegetables for grilling. To maximize the fire flavor, I thinly slice the zucchini lengthwise. I like to grill zucchini and summer squash together: the greens and yellows look great on a platter.
Serves 4 to 6.
2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound), stem end trimmed off
2 medium yellow zucchini, squash, or more zucchini (about 1 pound), stem end trimmed off
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Special equipment: 1 cup oak or other wood chips (optional)