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    Hi everyone! I've just eaten my first courgette of the season and it looks likes I'm going to have loads to follow! Does anyone have any courgette recipes? Thanks! Bernie
    Bernie aka DDL

    Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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    DDL I think there were loads of recipes on last year, but when you get fed up with everything else, try them
    SWEET and SOUR

    Sautee some finely chopped onion or shallot in butter along with your sliced courgette.
    Add a very little liquid - stock, white wine - and steam gently until just about cooked.
    Sprinkle over about a tablespoon sugar and let it dissolve over low heat.
    Splash over with vinegar. Stir in some herbs if you like.

    Very nice with ham or sausages. I find even adolescents who don't like vegetables like that one.

    From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

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    • #3
      DDL
      You need that cookery book that deals with nothing but courgettes, it was a lifesaver for me last year. Managed to serve up courgettes in various guises for nearly every meal at one time, was determined not to waste a single one...

      Hang on - I'll just go and find it to give you the details

      Right here we are it's What Will I Do With All Those Courgettes by Elaine Borish 7.95 Fidelio press.
      best wishes
      Sue

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      • #4
        Thanks - I did try looking for earlier recipes, but perhaps didn't go back as far as I should. May ask OH for the recipe book for my birthday - but got a while to wait! Bernie
        Last edited by dexterdoglancashire; 25-06-2007, 08:29 PM. Reason: spelling - what else!
        Bernie aka DDL

        Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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        • #5
          Treat yourself, DDL - lets face it your family will thank you for the variety of cooking methods......

          Think I have a recipe for courgette bread - will dig it out if you give me a nudge....

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          • #6
            The nicest recipe for courgettes that I know is Hugh F.W.s one for pasta sauce.
            (serves 4)
            1kg. courgettes
            3tblspns.olive oil
            3cloves garlic
            50 gms.grated Parmesan(I use strong cheddar and a final grating of Parmesan)
            two tblspns.double cream
            Slice gourgettes and cook gently in the oil with the crushed garlic until soft break up a bit and stir in cream. Let it bubble for a minute or two then take off heat and stir in cheese.Serve with the pasta of your choice. Lovely!!

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            • #7
              I just fry mine in butter and put them onto a piece of toast for brunch on a Sunday, let the butter soak in..... yum


              An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

              Will Rogers


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hazel at the Hill View Post
                Treat yourself, DDL - lets face it your family will thank you for the variety of cooking methods......

                Think I have a recipe for courgette bread - will dig it out if you give me a nudge....
                Hi Hazel! consider this a nudge! Thanks! Bernie PS I've got a bread making machine, so hopefully it will work.
                Bernie aka DDL

                Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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                • #9
                  Yum , yum everyone...... thanks for your ideas so far - keep 'em coming! My latest is chicken biryianni with added courgettes - yum! Bernie
                  Bernie aka DDL

                  Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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                  • #10
                    I must have been having a bit of a 'moment', DDL, as I've just looked for courgette bread, and can't find it.

                    I may have been getting confused with banana bread............

                    Sorry about that!

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the tip about the book! I've just ordered one from the Book Depository. (Hope I need it now and aren't being wildly optimistic! Lol!).

                      Claire
                      I was feeling part of the scenery
                      I walked right out of the machinery
                      My heart going boom boom boom
                      "Hey" he said "Grab your things
                      I've come to take you home."

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                      • #12
                        Hey all

                        I'm in a similar situation - great isn't it!! Seahorse I've found you can never be widly optimistic where courgettes are concerned. They're amazing - they just keep on producing, which is great. I made a Courgette Loaf Cake last night (the recipe was posted a while ago by LJ). If anyone wants a copy I've got it to hand!

                        Blessings and happy growing.

                        Squash Muppet

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hazel at the Hill View Post
                          I must have been having a bit of a 'moment', DDL, as I've just looked for courgette bread, and can't find it.

                          I may have been getting confused with banana bread............

                          Sorry about that!
                          Don't worry about it Hazel - it happens to me all the time! Bernie
                          Bernie aka DDL

                          Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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                          • #14
                            Yes please squash muppet! Bernie
                            Bernie aka DDL

                            Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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                            • #15
                              Rustic courgette loaf

                              Guess what I've just found in The Big Book of Bread by Anne Sheasby!

                              Preparation time 25 minutes plus rising Cooking time 30-35 minutes
                              Makes 1 large loaf (serves 12 - 14)

                              350g strong plain white flour
                              2 teasp salt
                              300g strong plain wholemeal flour
                              1 sachet fast action dried yeast
                              1 teasp caster sugar
                              few turns freshly grated black pepper
                              2 teasps chopped fresh thyme
                              280g courgettes, trimmed and freshly grated
                              about 300ml warm water
                              olive oil for brushing

                              Grease or flour a baking sheet and set aside. Sift the white flour and salt into a bowl, then stir in the wholemeal flour, yeast, sugar, black pepper and chopped thyme. Stir the grated courgettes into the flour mixture. Make a well in the centre then add enough water mixing to form a soft dough.
                              Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a large round and place on the baking sheet. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
                              Meanwhile, preheat the over to 220C/425F/gas mark 7. Lightly brush the top of the loaf with a little oil. Bake the loaf for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 190C/375F/gas mark 5 and bake for a further 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is risen, golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

                              You could use grated carrots in the place of courgettes. Or use finely chopped fresh rosemary or oregano in place of thyme.

                              Enjoy! cant wait to give this a go! Bernie
                              Last edited by dexterdoglancashire; 27-06-2007, 09:07 PM.
                              Bernie aka DDL

                              Appreciate the little things in life because one day you will realise they are the big things

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