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marrow and ginger jam is what my gran used to make. I haven't got a recipe but I'm sure theres one on line somewhere.
Or make up a load of courgette, onion, tomato sauce and feeze it
You can make chutney quite simply http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6342/spiced-courgette-chutney
or this foodie forum have been finding recipes for a courgette glut
The bigger they get the less taste & they have seeds in the centre like a marrow. Pick them small. I like them fried in olive oil & garlic.
If they get a bit big I might disguise them in pasta sauces & such. If I find a very large one hiding on the plant it's compost bin for it.
If you leave big ones on the plant it slows down production of small tasty ones.
Once made courgette loaf, only me ate any of it and that was purely because I'd baked it. You can braise in white wine and cream etc. Hide it in curry
I think Dovefromabove might reply with some tasty recipes.
Soz Dove I typed slower than you
p.s. never thought of onion, toms, & courgette together to freeze, brill..I'm certainly doing that.
the pre-dinner question here is 'What shall we have with our courgettes tonight?'
Nut, how about runner beans
Had courgette fritters for lunch, some left for another day as well.
Jamie Oliver does a great courgette carbonara.... And piccalilli for Xmas!!
KEF wrote (see)
Nut, how about runner beans
that would be nice KEF but I didn't grow any. I'm not much of a veg grower. Daft really, I'm vegetarian. Got some tomatoes and some leeks if the courgette plants don't swamp them. and some beetroot.
Maybe beans next year
We've got some Nut - I'll lob some over your way
I made a courgette/onion/garlic/mushroom/tomato thing to serve with jacket spuds and cheese.
hasthespammer gone away is it safe to come out?
When they get to marrow-size (and there are always a few which get missed!), I cut them in half lengthways, hollow and stuff them with chopped tomatoes, onion, bacon, cheese, fresh breadcrumbs and herbs - delicious! The salt from the bacon and cheese works it's way into the flesh giving it some flavour - they're pretty tasteless otherwise.
I swapped runner beans for eggs , and made a frittata with new potatoes, courgettes, onions and tomatoes,french beans and some cheese. Only had to buy the cheese.
I love stuffed marrow - sometimes I stuff them with a sort of Cottage Pie mix of minced beef, onion and grated carrot, bound together with some breadcrumbs and herbs. Sometimes I use a mix of minced lamb with a Middle Eastern spicing -delicious, especially with a sauce made of roasted home grown toms, garlic, oregano and basil
My mum made marrow and ginger jam one year. It set like toffee. Us kids liked it though.
Courgette soup: Peel the courgette put in a blender add a good dollop of cream cheese, salt and pepper and heat up...beautiful!
PS:tastes best if they are blended when no more than 25cms long
i love slicing courgettes into slices, grilling them and then adding mature cheddar, grilling again, and seasoning with cracked black pepper and sea salt. its my new fave snack
i sort of braised them in a mix of wie and soy sauce last night. they were OK but could have done with a few ninutesless cooking to retain their courgetteness
We could start a recipe forum with all these great ideas
Nutcutlett.............love the word "cougetteness"