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Courgette recipes please?The glut hath come!
Pickles, as with cucumbers. Soup, which can be frozen as a concentrate then thinned with stock before serving. Zucchini (courgette) spiralizer noodles, zucchini parmesan (a riff on eggplant parm) Oversize can be split in half, hollowed out, stuffed, then baked
Other options are here in Attack of the Squash People, a poem by Marge Piercy
And thus the people every year
in the valley of humid July
did sacrifice themselves
to the long green phallic god
and eat and eat and eat.
They're coming, they're on us,
the long striped gourds, the silky
babies, the hairy adolescents,
the lumpy vast adults
like the trunks of green elephants.
Recite fifty zucchini recipes!
Zucchini tempura; creamed soup;
sauté with olive oil and cumin,
tomatoes, onion; frittata;
casserole of lamb; baked
topped with cheese; marinated;
stuffed; stewed; driven
through the heart like a stake.
Get rid of old friends: they too
have gardens and full trunks.
Look for newcomers: befriend
them in the post office, unload
on them and run. Stop tourists
in the street. Take truckloads
to Boston. Give to your Red Cross.
Beg on the highway: please
take my zucchini, I have a crippled
mother at home with heartburn.
Sneak out before dawn to drop
them in other people's gardens,
in baby buggies at churchdoors.
Shot, smuggling zucchini into
mailboxes, a federal offense.
With a suave reptilian glitter
you bask among your raspy
fronds sudden and huge as
alligators. You give and give
too much, like summer days
limp with heat, thunderstorms
bursting their bags on our heads,
as we salt and freeze and pickle
for the too little to come.
Have a look in the recipe database. Put courgette into the search box.
slice lengthways 1 cm thick
brush veg oil sprinkle sea salt
cook em til soft and a little charred. it takes about ten mins in our elderly electric griddle or less on a hot charcoal bbq.
dressing or marinade of choice
dust with seasoned flour ( salt ,cumin and fruity chilli is a pretty good start )
wait for sticky.
form into 4 bite size lumps , deep fry in hot oil a few at a time.
mint yoghurt is one option for a sauce
tempura and get em before they get big
Courgette Polpette. Adding chilli and fresh mint to the polpette mix and serve with a tahini lemon yoghurt.