We did a double-take when we saw this photo of kebabs in our round-up of classic 4th of July dishes. Were those ribbons of zucchini? Woven around pieces of grilled meat on a kebab? How elegant. How simple. How wonderfully clever!
This idea comes from Jamie Oliver. Instead of big chunks, he's sliced the zucchini lengthwise into thin, flexible ribbons. These can then be woven in and out between pieces of meat (or other vegetables) on the skewer.
This makes not only a lovely presentation, but also infuses flavor into the pieces of zucchini. We can definitely see trying this with other summer vegetables like eggplant, leeks, or even folded leaves of kale.
Our only concern is whether the ribbons might start to char and burn before the meat is cooked. Then again, we love that smoky flavor, so maybe this wouldn't be such a bad thing!
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(Image: David Loftus/Jamie Oliver)