Sometimes it’s fun to make extravagant, complex dishes that involve lots of steps, lots of preparation, and lots of fun and flair. Today was not one of those days. Does that mean dinner should be any less yummy? I should say not! This recipe is a great way to do something simple and easy. It took me about 25 minutes from start to finish to make these zucchini. Great to serve up alongside some chicken breasts or pork chops, or even a pasta dish.
2-3 zucchini, washed and sliced on the diagonal into ½ inch thick slices
2-3 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T chopped fresh basil (you can substitute parsley as well, if you wish)
Salt and pepper
A pinch of dried red chile flakes
2-3 T grated parmesan
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place slices of zucchini in a single layer on a baking sheet or a 13X9 baking dish. Brush slices with olive oil. Spread garlic and basil over the zucchini, making sure you cover each slice. Season the slices with salt, pepper, and dried chile flakes. Sprinkle parmesan over slices. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until slices can be pierced easily with a fork, but are not mushy. Turn the broiler on high, and let the slices broil for a few minutes, until the cheese just begins to brown.