Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Yield
6 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed zucchini halves)

Cedar planks lend this dish a pleasant smokiness. If you don't have planks, cook the zucchini halves directly on the grill. Use zucchini with some heft; if it's too thin, it may get too soft.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak planks in water 1 hour; drain.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Place broth in a large skillet over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Add shallots and spinach; cook 5 minutes. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and next 5 ingredients (through pepper).

Step 4

Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Sprinkle salt evenly over zucchini. Spoon about 2/3 cup stuffing into each zucchini half.

Step 5

Place planks on grill rack; grill 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Turn planks over; place zucchini on charred sides of planks. Cover; grill 12 minutes or until tender.

Ratings & Reviews

KateInVT's Review

themetz4
July 20, 2010
Disclaimer: I did not have planks, so I used a grill pan. Also, I refuse to use frozen spinach when I can help it, so I used beautiful fresh baby spinach. I found this dish barely-edible and my significant other (who is a self-proclaimed human garbage disposal) couldn't even finish his. Totally underseasoned and bland and the zucchini took FOREVER to cook through on a grill pan. I can't imagine it being that different on a grill, though I could be wrong. Waste of good farm-fresh zucchini =(

themetz4's Review

KateInVT
July 14, 2010
Made for a weeknight dinner with friends; served with chicken. Did not use spinach; substituted diced red pepper for some color. Lost some of the couscous mixture on the grill. Watch the zucchini, I burned several on the bottom. A great way to use those large garden zucchini!