Red Day Any ideas to make corgette exciting?

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  1. 3106Catherine

    3106Catherine Silver Member

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    Other than boiling it, any ideas to make it more tasty? I feel I'm missing a trick with corgette. I do stick it in bolognaise but I'd like to make it more appealing as a veg on it's own.
     
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    I have roasted it with other veg, like onion mushrooms and cherry tomoatos-all with a good sprinkling of herbs.
    Or grate it with pepper and a spot of balsamic vinegar as a dressing makes a nice salad.
    Do you like ratatouille ? I make it in the slow cooker and its lovely- not doing SW atm but I'm sure it's sw friendly

    I have heard of people cutting them in half length-ways and stuffing them but have never tried that myself.
     
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    Hi there!

    You can do lots with courgette:

    *Stir fry it in a pan with other veg and meat serve with some rice/noodles, soy sauce

    *Ribbon it with a potato peeler, again stir fry this and serve with some different spices as a side dish, maybe some cumin, paprika?

    *You could grate this and make courgette cakes (make sure you squeeze all the water out in paper towel) shape tightly together like a burger and fry in a pan.

    *Roasted in the oven with other veg is lovely with some balsamic vinegar at the end

    *Layer into lasagne with other veg (peppers, carrots in thin strips instead of pasta!

    *Ribbon with a potato peeler and mix with pasta linguine, prawns or chicken and a pesto/cheesey sauce

    *Ribbon with a potato peeler and roll up things in the centre, some cream cheese, quark etc for little nibbles

    They really are very versatile. I bung them in literally everything!

    Hope that gives you some ideas :)
     
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    Blaze is a tasty crumpet

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    I love courgettes. A really simple way to eat them is on toast, believe it or not! Cut them into long thin strips, grill them on a griddle pan with frylight, about a tbsp of lemon juice spooned over them and loads of freshly ground black pepper. Sometimes I have them with cottage cheese on toast.

    I really like this recipe as well, only I don't use the olive oil, I just do Frylight instead:

    River Cottage - River Cottage Community Recipes
     
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    i like them cut long ways and grilled on the bbq i sometimes add a bit of mozarella (he) delicious, we're currently growing our own so easy to do.
     
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    I sprinkle mine with chilli flakes and herbs add a couple of crushed garlics spray them with fry-light and bung them in the oven. Lovely...! Or fry them in fry-light until they go a nice golden brown!! Yum yum yum!
     
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    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. I'm currently roasting my corgette with some red onion, crushed garlic, a few mixes herbs and chilli flakes. It smells divine
     
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    OMG!!!!!!

    I am converted, that was totally delicious will def be roasting my corgette from now on!
     
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    Cut thin slices, brush a little pesto over and BBQ

    Also I love to cut then long ways like chips, roll in egg then breadcrumbs and roast or BBQ
     
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    Lots of good ideas - I will be trying some of those. But definitely never, never, boil a courgette! It has too much water content already to respond well to boiling.
     
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    your post made me go and look for an old recipe cut out of a magazine- heaven knows which one - its taken me 2 days to find it!! It's worth a HEA per person IMO. Goes strangely well with a roast.

    Courgette and leek bake

    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 large leeks, washed, trimmed and finely chopped
    2 large courgettes, trimmed and grated
    2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    2 large eggs
    125g grated cheese (Cheshire, wensleydale or cheddar)
    2 tsp smooth mustard (e.g. Dijon)

    Serves 4 (easily halved for 2)

    Preheat the oven 180C
    In pan heat oil and gently cook leeks, courgette and garlic till softened (10 mins)
    In oven dish add remaining ingredients and mix well. Stir in the vegetable mixture.
    Press mixture down and cover with a piece of oiled tin foil
    Cook in the oven 50 mins
    Remove foil and cook for a further 10 mins. Leave to stand for 10 mins before serving
     
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