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Recipes to use up courgette and freezable ones.

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strongswans Thu 13-Jul-17 09:13:39

I have been given 2 very large courgettes, I haven't really used courgettes much and have only just discovered I really like them! We don't have a large family so wanted to find some recipients that I could freeze. Any ideas? Apart from no rice there are no food restrictions. Thank you!

Cocklodger Thu 13-Jul-17 09:41:26

Med veg chicken and pasta. It's fab for using leftover chicken too (you can adapt for other meats etc too)
Serves 2 adults 1 young dc.
Takes 30min.
Half to one whole red onion
1 large potato
1 courgette
1 aubergine
2 peppers.
Shredded chicken in whatever quantity you have.
Dried pasta in whatever you have.

Peel potato cut into small cubes.
Boil for 3 minutes on high. While they're boiling cut everything else into strips or cubes.
Cover a roasting tin in a layer of oil (only need a small amount spray on 1cal oil is good for these situations) optional.

Add any herbs you like (parsley is nice imo) optional.

Mix half a teaspoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of tomato purée. 3 tablespoon of water or stock.
Place the veggies in the tray. Drizzle the sauce on top. You can roast them for 5 mins prior to adding the sauce if you like it crispier, then just cook for 10 mins (otherwise just cook for 15min)

While this is cooking boil some pasta.
Again, it's a free for all with herbs. But this is optional.
When the pasta is almost cooked, add the cooked shredded chicken to heat up. After a minute or two, drain.
Mix it together.
Lovely smile
Can be frozen well. Just ensure you heat it thoroughly.

Hidden veg pasta sauce.
Serves 4

Tomato purée and chopped tomatoes mixed together with one mug of stock (oxo etc is fine)
Add basil, parsley, 2 bulbs garlic and 1 whole chopped onion. (You need these things to cover the taste)
Roughly chop a courgette, carrot and a large mushroom or a handful of small ones.
You can also add canned chickpeas or lentils as they'll work well.
Cook on medium for 20mins.
Cool a little, then blend with a stick blender or jug blender.
Then reheat (unless you have a blender that is ok with high heat so did not need to cool) or freeze immediately.
Can also be used as a base for casseroles and chilli.
Hope this helps.

MrsBadger Thu 13-Jul-17 09:45:25

Use them all up at once in a salad? - I made this one last week from MIL's garden waste (!)

frenchfancy Thu 13-Jul-17 09:49:12

TBH very large courgette are no where near as nice as small ones. Best used for soup.

strongswans Thu 13-Jul-17 10:53:59

Great thank you for the ideas! Love the idea of all of them!

PotteringAlong Thu 13-Jul-17 10:55:32

courgette loaf cake is lovely!

Theworldisfullofidiots Thu 13-Jul-17 10:57:46
This is lovely

ThisOnesForYou Thu 13-Jul-17 11:13:12

This soup is amazing!

Lucylanz Thu 13-Jul-17 11:15:14

Courgette and feta fritters are my go to recipe - delicious and can be frozen if there are left overs (not happened so far):

cottagecheesequeen Thu 13-Jul-17 11:23:21

Great in a cheese muffins instead of carrot

Titsywoo Thu 13-Jul-17 12:07:47

Courgette fries - Byron do the best ones and this is their recipe

AlwaysOldBeforeMyTime Thu 13-Jul-17 12:09:55

This tastes a lot better than it sounds and is great frozen.

Also courgette choc cake is lovely!

dexter101 Thu 13-Jul-17 14:01:46

Love courgettes with dried herbs and garlic... here is a recipe we wrote a few weeks ago.

dexter101 Thu 13-Jul-17 14:16:53

Also grated with chilli, lime, olive oil and fresh parsley is a good salad

Sukitakeitoff Thu 13-Jul-17 17:25:44

Chop into chunks, and put in a curry with Patak's curry paste, tinned tomatoes, onions, chicken and chickpeas. Delicious and freezes well too.

BeyondBroccoli Fri 14-Jul-17 17:45:54

My son loves these courgette muffins, and they freeze really well. I see you've got no food restrictions, but for anyone who does, they are very allergy friendly as they are free from dairy, gluten and eggs.

OnyK Sat 15-Jul-17 09:59:52

Boureki and briam (both vegetarian Greek dishes) are great for using up courgettes.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sat 15-Jul-17 10:14:02

courgette gratin...

slice them and sautee gently in butter, a small spring onion is nice too plenty of S&P, until about half cooked

pile into a dish, layer with brie and bacon/ham, douse in double cream, wodge of brie on top and into the oven until bubbling and the cheese is golden....excellent for low carbers, not so much for anyone else!

HandbagFan Sat 15-Jul-17 20:47:02

Grated, fried until all the water goes, then stirred into cous cous with a lemon squeezed over the top. Lovely with some chicken.

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