Serious Eats: Talk
I once went to a Mediterranean-style buffet that offered grilled zucchini. At first, I thought it'd be the most bland thing on my plate, but it was surprisingly, almost hauntingly, flavorful. It had this wonderful syrup-like coating that was perfectly counterbalanced with enough salt and pepper (of various types?) all grilled to a crisp, yet tender, perfection. It was soooo good, but I didn't get a good look at what exactly was in the marinade. I've been craving that delicious grilled zucchini since then, but I honestly have no idea how to reconstruct it.
Does this grilled veggie recipe sound familiar to anyone? I would just experiment around, but I honestly don't even know where or how to start. I only remember: sweet + crisp "syrup"-like coating, savory, and red/black pepper(?). I feel like there was garlic, but, then again, I pretend there's garlic in everything... It had a very intense flavor, so I'm not sure if it was your run-of-the-mill-salad-dressing-marinated zucchini. Help!