Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter an 11” X 14” casserole dish. Cover bottom of casserole with a layer of zucchini (I overlap slightly), lightly salt and pepper, and then begin layering in this order: ½ of the onion, tomato slices, basil (I use kitchen shears to snip directly over the tomato,) and then sprinkle ½ of the parmesan cheese over this layer. Repeat Cover with foil and place in preheated oven. After 20-30 minutes remove from oven and discard foil; next, carefully tilt the dish a bit and remove most of the liquid (I use a baster.) Drizzle olive oil over top and return to oven for another 10- 15 minutes until the top is nicely browned.
Serve hot with your favorite grilled meat and a chilled garden salad. You and your family will love it!
Dave Lobeck is a barbecue chef from Sellersburg, Ind., who writes a column for CNHI News Service. Visit his website at www.BBQ-My-Way.com