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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette


  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided

  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided

  • 1 large eggplant (about 1 lb.), cut crosswise into 3/4-in.-thick slices

  • 2 medium zucchini (about 1 lb.), halved crosswise, and cut lengthwise into 3/4-in.- thick slices

Step 1
Preheat grill to medium (400°F). Combine the shallot and red wine vinegar in the bowl of a mini food processor. Let stand 5 minutes. Add the honey, basil, and 1/4 cup of the olive oil, and process until mixture is thickened, about 10 seconds. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.

Step 2
Brush eggplant and zucchini slices with remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill eggplant and zucchini slices, covered with grill lid, until slightly charred and tender, 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a platter. Spoon 1/2 cup vinaigrette over vegetables. Serve with remaining vinaigrette and Grilled Shrimp Po’ Boys.

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