Seared Zucchini (or Summer Squash) with Basil and Parmesan

This can be made with any kind of summer squash! 

  • 2 TBLS olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 ½ lbs zucchini and/or summer squash, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 TBLS butter
  • 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup basil, shredded

Salt the squash halves. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high. When hot, add squash, cut side down and cook 3-4 minutes until golden. Flip and repeat. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, in small skillet, heat pepper until aromatic, about 2 min. Add butter and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and add Parmesan, stirring briskly. Spoon this mixture over squash halves, sprinkle with basil and serve hot.