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What can I do with a couple of large courgettes ?

(66 Posts)
AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:17:51

They need using up, I was thinking maybe a courgette and potato soup. Does anyone know a naice recipe for it ?
Will 2 courgettes be enough ?
There is only me and the Dts who are 3.
I also have an aubergine and lots of peppers so could do something Mediterranean like. I would be really grateful for any other suggestions.
Preferably semi healthy as I am still kidding myself that I am going to lose weight this month grin

Doshusallie Sat 11-Jan-14 19:21:34

I just had salmon Steaks on buttery courgettes. Just did them in the microwave then added butter, and salt, yummy.

TheBigBumTheory Sat 11-Jan-14 19:22:28


Immature wine induced giggles..


You could do a type of moussaka, courgettes instead of aubergines.

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:31:37

grin Bigbum, your name made me chuckle. Yes after it posted I did think oh dear, that could look a little bit "food play" ish.
We have an aubergine too, so could use both. We love moussaka so that would go down well.
Dosh how did you cook them in the microwave ?

Oakmaiden Sat 11-Jan-14 19:34:11

{trying not to snigger}


toastedteacake Sat 11-Jan-14 19:35:25

Minestrone soup?

Wanttofindworklifebalance Sat 11-Jan-14 19:38:11

You could make courgette fritters - nigella has a fab recipe which you can adapt with different cheese or herbs or whatever. It's a bit faffy with the grating etc but they are seriously good.


Middleagedmotheroftwo Sat 11-Jan-14 19:39:35

I just grated a courgette into my spag bol.

TwatWeevil Sat 11-Jan-14 19:40:11

For a minute I thought sheffieldguy was back!

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:40:36

Oooh minestrone would go down really well.
I got some pasta for Christmas - the sort in a jar gift pack sort of thing, not just a bag of pasta from Aldi grin I can use that.

HermioneWeasley Sat 11-Jan-14 19:41:49

Courgette "bread" (ie: cake)

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:42:03

Oh those fritters look lovely, I might have to buy more courgettes.

mumnosbest Sat 11-Jan-14 19:42:48

Is it sensible answers only? smile

youbethemummylion Sat 11-Jan-14 19:43:44

Courgette noodles cut into noodle width strips not the seedy middle bit then stir fry for a few mins in butter serve in place of noodles or spaghetti for a low carb meal.

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 11-Jan-14 19:45:31

The way this site is going tonight id be very cautious about asking a question like that grin

ChippingInWadesIn Sat 11-Jan-14 19:48:20


Just that really grin

AlfAlf Sat 11-Jan-14 19:48:37

You can make good moist chocolate cake with courgettes I think

Scuttlebug Sat 11-Jan-14 19:49:14

I had lots over the summer from the garden and would recommend...courgette and hazelnut burgers and courgette and lemon cake which I actually made again and again. Google for the recipe, there's a few online. They don't freeze at all so you do have to use up!

BlueSkySunnyDay Sat 11-Jan-14 19:50:00

I expect Sheffieldguy could include them in his act if you ask nicely and pay him 50p

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:50:02

grin I missed the Sheffield guy thread the other day, and only saw the deletion msg.

mousmous Sat 11-Jan-14 19:50:33

a favourite here is mince with courgette and pasta.
a bit like spag bol, but using cougette instead of tomatoes.
fry mince, add a chopped onion, a little garlic, oregano. then add cubed cougettes (with their skin) and boil for 10 min or so. season to taste.

AlfAlf Sat 11-Jan-14 19:50:36

Yep! here!

AlfAlf Sat 11-Jan-14 19:52:06

I always blend them in to pasta sauce, to outwit the food nazis in my house.

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:52:12

chocolate and courgette cake.
It looks lovely.

AryaofhouseSnark Sat 11-Jan-14 19:53:01

Oh x post Alf, my fat fingers are way too slow.

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