Courgettes - what do you do with them

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Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Carolyn » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:00 pm

...or marrows

They are abundant atm and thought a recipe thread was in order. I could certainly do with some ideas :)

I made picalilli with some of mine last year - and will be doing the same soon - this was the recipe I used:

http://craftsbycarolyn.blogspot.com/201 ... lilli.html

I also cut them into chunks and roast in olive oil, quartered onions and cherry toms - about 3/4 in the oven with black pepper and sometimes garlic cloves.

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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby kenspeckle » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:35 pm

This is the courgette lasagne recipe I have made a few times -
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/517627/quick-courgette-lasagne
It needs plenty of seasoning & chilli, but surprisingly tasy and quick to make.

I have also bookmarked this courgette cake recipe to try, but haven't done it yet. It looks interesting and different from the oneI have made in the past (can't find the recipe for that one). I would definitely squeeze the courgettes first going on previous experience :lol:
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/749703/frosted-courgette-and-lemon-cake

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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Beadazzle » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:02 pm

I have made this cake a few times - gorgeous!

Chocolate Courgette Cake
Ingredients:
Cake:
120g butter, softened
125ml sunflower oil
100g caster sugar
200g soft brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
130ml milk
350g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa (70% minimum).
450g courgettes, peeled and grated. (I leave the skin on, as the green flecks look nice in the cake)
1 tsp vanilla
Filling:
170g icing sugar, sifted
55g cocoa powder, sifted
110g butter, softened

Directions
1. Line a 20 x 35cm baking tray with baking paper and set the oven to 190
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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Sue » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:25 am

I do not like Courgettes AT ALL

However yesterday I was with a group of lovely ladies cropping and we had a buffet lunch. Someone had roasted courgettes - we had them cold THEY WERE GORGEOUS

I was so surprised so as usual I have had to revise my opinion - the older I get my tastes really are changing!

These were large ROUND courgettes not the long ones - never even knew they did them
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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Kath » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:57 am

It just shows you then! You are NEVER too old to try something new!!! :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby crochetguru » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:53 am

Yeah, I don't like courgettes either, except in one of my grandma's recipes. She gets some of the bigger ones, takes off the top and scrapes the inside, so that they could be filled, and while they're staying there, she makes a filling with the courgette inside, rise, peppers and some minced meat, then fills them and bakes them. They turn so marvellously awesome!
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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Crafty Barbie » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:30 pm

I sometimes make ratatouille.

Slice courgettes and fry in a little oil with onions and chopped skinned tomatoes. You could also add red or green peppers if you want to. Season, add tomato puree mixed with a little water and leave on a low heat for about 10 mins.
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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Kath » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:14 pm

I make that too. In fact I made some today and had it for my tea. It was delicious. I add garlic puree too.

I roasted the other half of my enormous courgette the other day with onions tomatoes garlic and some thyme. That was good too.

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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby crochetguru » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:47 am

I've never had ratatouille (I only know this http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382932 :D). Sounds delicious, though. I think it will go perfectly with a piece of nice roasted garlic bread mmmm. Getting really hungry right now.

*A bit outside of the courgette topic, could it be made with something else instead?
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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby kenspeckle » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:45 pm

I finally found the frittata recipe Kath :lol:

Courgette, feta & mint frittata

6 medium eggs
150ml semi-skimmed milk
3 medium courgettes, grated
10g fresh mint, chopped
150g feta, drained and crumbled
1 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the grill to a medium heat. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and milk and season well. Stir in the courgettes, mint and half the feta.
Heat the oil in a 20cm non-stick frying pan and pour in the egg mixture. Cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes without stirring, or until the frittata begins to set.
Sprinkle the remaining feta over and place the pan under the hot grill. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the top is golden and the frittata is completely set. Allow to stand for 3-4 minutes before slicing into thick wedges.

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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Thanks Clare. I shall save that one, I think ,in my recipe file.

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Re: Courgettes - what do you do with them

Postby Carolyn » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:41 pm

In my gardening mag this month they have recipes for:

courgettes with almonds
greek courgette & feta filo pie
frosted courgette & lemon cake


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