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What Does One do with a Massive Courgette? (oo-er!)

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CDMforever Sun 31-Jul-11 21:45:07

Have just been given a MAHOOSIVE courgette, the size of a small newborn baby, by my mum from her vegetable patch.
What can I do with it??
Thought about courgette soup but is it very tasty?
Thought about stuffing it but with what?

fidelma Sun 31-Jul-11 22:19:09

Garlic,butter,fry,yum

doozle Sun 31-Jul-11 22:21:55

It's a marrow really, isn't it?

I would use half in a courgette and bacon pasta dish and freeze some containers of it.

You could also chargrill some slices - just brush with olive oil, black pepper and salt. Then after griddling, add lemon juice and a little white wine vinegar and some more olive oil. Will keep nicely in the fridge.

doozle Sun 31-Jul-11 22:23:18

Courgette and cheddar soup or courgette and parmesan soup is very nice too.

You need a strongly flavoured cheese to marry it with, imho.

jenniec79 Sun 31-Jul-11 22:24:01

Cake

Really

bellavita Sun 31-Jul-11 22:24:52

Stuff it with some spicy mince/onions/tomatoey sauce thing?

Cleverything Sun 31-Jul-11 22:25:07

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fidelma Sun 31-Jul-11 22:27:15

Nigella has a good courgette cake

doozle Sun 31-Jul-11 22:29:28

Has anyone got a good mince stuffing recipe?

As per usual, I'm embarking on my summer glut of courgettes at this time of year so need more ideas.

Like the idea of cake too.

Nigel Slater also has a good chocolate courgette cake recipe, I believe.

Cleverything Sun 31-Jul-11 22:47:04

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Amapoleon Sun 31-Jul-11 22:50:13

Cut nearly in half, stuff with blue cheese and walnuts or goats cheese and raisins, anything you fancy really. put back together, coat the outside with olive oil and throw directly on to bbq coals. Don't over do as it can go soggy. Or chuck in oven.

4merlyknownasSHD Mon 01-Aug-11 10:02:05

Marrow & Ginger Jam?

KingofHighVis Mon 01-Aug-11 10:22:05

Courgette cake from Nigella's Domestic Goddess
http://www.oxfordkitchenyarns.com/blog/2006/08/07/day-4-courgette-cake/

Just be aware that large courgettes/marrows are more watery than regular sized ones so you might need to adjust the recipe slightly.

slartybartfast Mon 01-Aug-11 10:25:28

i do a stuffed marrow recipe with chickpeas, cheese on top, lovely, but i can't find it on google. perhaps i just made it up hmm
that is what i would do

thehairybabysmum Mon 01-Aug-11 10:29:35

cheese and courgette scones, i will post recipe later.

slartybartfast Mon 01-Aug-11 10:31:22

www.mydish.co.uk/recipe/10239/lentil-stuffed-marrow

ralfann Mon 01-Aug-11 11:33:45

Cut in half, lengthway - Scoop the inside out - fill both halves with a sausage mix - join both halves - tie a bit of string to make it like a roast - in the oven for about 45 mn - slice nice thick round slices, serve with rice & a quick tomato sauce (chopped tomatoes + onion + garlice + herb de provence) makes for a lovely summer's dish

CDMforever Mon 01-Aug-11 21:46:49

Wow!
This is the best response I've EVER had on MN!!
Think I will try Nigella's cake and the stuffed one.
Love the sound of those scones hairy!

Enraha Mon 01-Aug-11 21:52:19

Slice up, scoop out the seedy middle bit from each slice, lay out in a roasting tin. Fill each hollow with a (already made/leftover) bolognese sauce, cover each roundel with cheese (grated parmesan, cheddar or anything that grills well). Roast in oven for 20 mins.

Serve a couple of slices per person, plus a salad and bread. Delicious. Works nicely with other saucy stuffings too.

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