This is one of my favorite ways to feature zucchini, and it may seem overwhelming but it's actually really easy! Since it's going to get roasted in sauce, you don't have to worry about making perfect slices of zucchini. The finished product looks beautiful at the table and makes a great side.
When I lived in Granada, Spain, paella lunch was my favorite day of the week. The lady I lived with had been making paella with a recipe that had been passed down generation after generation. It had a rigid set of rules, and while it was amazingly delicious, I like the flexibility of the loose recipe I've been using since I learned how to make this from the Senora so many years ago.