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Soften onions, garlic, courgettes, mushrooms,aubergines,in olive oil.Add in lots of peeled and chopped tomatoes,about 1/4 bottle of red wine, some water depending on how many vegetables you have, salt and pepper and simmer for an hour with lid off pan to let it thicken and reduce.Sit back and enjoy rest of red wine. Perfect for barbecues,especially when you have to resort to eating inside because it is raining and cold! Freezes well! I have also added in runner beans and leeks when available.
This week I am mostly eating courgette pakoras.
180g good plain chocolate
200g plain flour
1 teaspn baking powder
1/2 teaspn bicarb. of soda
1/2 teaspn salt
125 g caster sugar
2 large eggs
6 fl.oz vegetable oil
225g peeled weight courgettes
60g chopped walnuts
Preheat oven 180C.
Grease and flour a 2 lb loaf tin.
Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Beat the oil in to the eggs
Finely grate the courgettes collecting any juice Melt chocolate over hot water Mix eggs and oil into dry ingredients and then add the chocolate and courgettes.
Stir to combine everything well and then mix in the nuts.
Pour into loaf tin and bake for 50 - 55 mins.
Leave in tin for 5 mins before turning out onto a wire rack.
Serve sliced with vanilla ice cream!
You could also divide the mixture into 2 x 8 1/2inch sandwich tins and then sandwich together with choc. butter cream.
Sweat some chopped onion, add garlic and sweat some more until cooked. Then the finely sliced courgettes (so fine you can nearly see through them)plus pepper. After 5 minutes turn off heat, cover and let cook in the steam.
Keep an eye on them and serve before they go soggy.