Grilled zucchini on a skewer.

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

Charmoula

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 preserved lemon, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

Zucchini

  • 3 lb zucchini, quartered lengthwise, seeded, cut into large dice
  • Salt, as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 flat metal skewers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely cut cilantro

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, coriander, preserved lemon, parsley, cilantro, saffron, paprika, cayenne, oil, lemon juice, and water to prepare the charmoula. Set aside.
  2. Season the zucchini with salt and toss in the olive oil; thread on the skewers.
  3. Grill over very high heat until slightly charred and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Brush with the charmoula and allow it to caramelize slightly. The zucchini should be slightly charred and fork tender.
  4. Serve skewer garnished with parsley and cilantro.

 

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