I want to make grilled zucchini without starting up my charcoal grill. Would broiling it on cooling racks set on baking pans work?

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ChefJune May 10, 2011
It will taste fine, but it won't be grilled unless you actually grill it!
 
erinbdm May 9, 2011
Thanks! I do have a grill pan, but haven't been too happy with how my zucchini comes out in it--I probably try to do to much at once:) I've done it in the broiler with olive oil and salt, but it comes out a little soggy. I was hoping that if I raised it on the cookie sheet it would come out more like it does on the grill, but I'm not sure if cooling racks can withstand the heat of the oven.
 
sarah K. May 9, 2011
I've done it with the broiler, with pretty good results. As with any broiler, you just need to make sure your zukes are right under the flame, so it may take a couple of batches, if the flame on yours, like mine, only runs down the middle of the oven. I prefer them cooked in a cast iron skillet or on a grill pan, as jenmmed says, but the broiler does work.
 
jenmmcd May 9, 2011
Do you have a grill pan or a large cast iron skillet? I have a large grill pan with ridges on one side that works great to "grill" zucch or asperagus. Alternately, try using a hot cast iron skillet. If you want to do it in the oven, I'd roast it at 425 or 450. Put your cookie sheet in the oven while it heats up so it's nice and hot. Either way, add evoo and seasonings to your zucch beforehand in a large bowl and then put on the hot skillet or cookie sheet.
 
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