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Courgette recipes anyone?
Fri 1-Jul-11
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See here.

I'll try that again!

Fri 1-Jul-11
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Thanks for that, I may eventually have a need for that if my plants ever get the watering they need. eeek

Tue 5-Jul-11
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I keep coming across recipes for courgette flowers and one of these days I'll finally get around to doing something with them.

We are usually a bit lazy with courgettes - most of the time we just chop and fry them with onions, peppers, tomato etc to make a vegetable sauce.

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If I chop off the male flowers, will it encourage more female ones?

Wed 6-Jul-11
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Terrier said:

If I chop off the male flowers, will it encourage more female ones?

I suspect you have to encourage the weather to encourage the female flowers... To my surprise I have several mini courgettes now, should be ready to pick by the weekend.

Courgette fritters are good, and can be done with GF flour.

Wed 6-Jul-11
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GF flour?

Ah - Gluten free - got it, just as I posted the question

Thu 7-Jul-11
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I often do my courgettes with a lemon sauce. I love all things lemony anyway cheers

Wed 20-Jul-11
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I am drowning in a sea of courgettes - picked 13 yesterday to add to the mountain in the pantry.  At one point I had well over 30 lbs of them.   And last night we had our first rain for over a month, so goodness knows what monsters will be lurking out there waiting for me today.   This site might give some inspiration http://www.courgetterecipes.co.uk/  Yesterday I made a tart with sweated courgettes, a little garlic and onion, topped with crumbled feta, halved cherry tomatoes a couple of beaten eggs and torn basil leaves.   It was very good and I will definitely make it again.  I've also been pickling them.   Today, once I've got the mirabelle jam out of the way, I'm going to experiment with courgette puree and see what I can do with that.   I had planned to make courgette lasagne but all the recipes I've found so far require ricotta, and I haven't got any, and it's a waste of petrol to go all the way into town just for a tub of cheese.    Never again will I plant 7 courgette plants!

Wed 20-Jul-11
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wave I would oven roast the courgettes first (this will add to the taste; you can do the same with any other veg you want to add to them, along with lots of herbs). Then make a bechamel sauce & grate some hard cheese or whatever you have (it can be a mixture), add it to the sauce & then layer it all up in the dish. Put more cheese on top & bake. If you are short of cheese, layer in some tomato passata (or crushed tinned tomatoes) & lots more basil.

If you have access to plenty of milk, &/or yogurt,& a lemon you can make your own version of ricotta ( more like paneer). There are plenty of recipes on the web.

Good luck smile

 

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Wed 20-Jul-11
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Just found this http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/lemon_rosemary_zu.....ini_bread/ which looks promising.   Might give this a go in the morning.

Wed 20-Jul-11
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Hi Bib,

Grate a courgette (or two) & squeeze some of the liquid out, add the courgette to a Scotch Pancake batter. Fry the little raised pancakes in a butter greased heavy frying pan or on a griddle as usual. Little bits of bacon or ham can be added if you like ( I also make a similar version with sweetcorn). They are very tasty, eaten with butter or you can serve them with eggs & bacon for breakfast. You can also freeze them once cooked as long as you put foil or grease-proof paper between them. They are also great with smoked salmon & sour cream on top, as a starter. 

 

The loaf looks good.  wave

 

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Wed 20-Jul-11
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lots of courgette recipes at this link from bbcgoodfood.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/recipes/favouri.....Newsletter

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Thanks to all of you for your helpful hints and recipes, much needed and appreciated!   This evening we had courgette lasagne and it was jolly nice - grated courgettes fried with onion and garlic until most of the moisture had gone, then mixed with ricotta and a little grated nutmeg, layered with lasagne sheets and a fairly rich tomoto sauce.   Definitely one I'll be making lots of in two person portions for the freezer.   I know eventually I'm going to have to compost some of the courgettes, but I'm putting that day off for as long as possible.

Fri 22-Jul-11
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Hi Bib,

I just happened to come across this recipe for a chocolate cake using courgettes so I thought I would pass it on........  smile

http://www.riverford.co.uk/norton/recipes/recipes/.....ette-cake/

 

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Fri 22-Jul-11
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Thank you, that does look lovely - I'll give it a try next time we're expecting guests.  My husband doesn't really like cakes, and if I make one I end up eating it all!  Not good for the waistline.    I am, however, going to give this    http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/lemon_rosemary_zu.....ini_bread/   a try today.    I'll let you all know how it turns out.

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