Monday, August 8, 2011

Grilled Prosciutto Zucchini Sticks

Looking for another way to eat zucchini? We liked it wrapped in prosciutto and grilled, and then drizzled for with a little balsamic vinegar. It is a great way to use up the larger, tougher zucchini from your gardens. By all means though, please feel free to use any size zucchini for this recipe. If you don't have a garden, you can use zucchini from the grocery store too!

Grilled Prosciutto Zucchini Sticks
recipe from my mom, Michele ScearboIngredients:
one large zucchini, or two smaller zucchini
1/4 lb prosciutto
balsamic vinegar
salt, pepper

Directions:
Take your prosciutto (I liked to get it sliced thin at the deli, instead of the pre-packaged), and slice each piece down the middle, so you have have two long thin pieces.
Cut your zucchini into sticks, leaving the skin on.
Wrap each zucchini stick in the center with a piece of prosciutto. It might overlap a couple of times. You can use a toothpick to help secure it, but I don't. They don't have to look perfect. Rustic is "in."
You can do these on an outdoor grill, but I think they are easier on my indoor grill pan. Spray the pan first with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Grill the zucchini sticks on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the prosciutto is crisp and the zucchini softened. Drizzle with a small amount of balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper.
This is a great appetizer, or even a side dish for any dinner. My family loves anything with prosciutto, so this is a great way to get them to eat zucchini too!
Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. This sounds delicous! I'm in Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet and this sounds like a perfect snack! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I started following you b/c my Aunt Terre Root told me about you. :) Looking forward to reading more!

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