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Old 16-10-2005, 21:53
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Have looked in a few online cook books and can only find them as part of a bigger recipe, with say chicken or lamb, but how would you cook them if you just wanted to eat them on their own or as a side order with a meal?

Any hints and tips would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks.
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Old 16-10-2005, 21:56
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Sliced and stir-fried in butter or olive oil with a little garlic.
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Old 16-10-2005, 21:57
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lots of ways - cut them up and put them in the oven with olive all over them (better if you add other stuff though) - or just stir fry them with peppers and whatever else you've got laying around...
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Old 16-10-2005, 21:58
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I stir-fry them or sometimes stick them on the George Foreman.
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Old 16-10-2005, 21:58
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You can slice them and do them on a griddle or dry fry.
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Old 16-10-2005, 21:59
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In a stirfry with rice or in a pasta, suppose you do do vegtables and noodles etc.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:00
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I've heard courgette cake is nice.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:04
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Ooh, thanks guys. What else would you eat them with, veg wise?
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:08
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Originally Posted by SPARKLE1
Ooh, thanks guys. What else would you eat them with, veg wise?
Mushrooms (although not a veg at all), tomatoes, green beans perhaps.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:10
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They go with most things.... mushrooms, peppers, leeks, onions - whatever you've got (sorry - I'm into French cooking now - they just bung anything in to get a beautiful unique taste)...be adventurous!
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:11
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Courgettes are nice stir fried with chopped up bacon and tomatoes!
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:12
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And grow your own if you can as well - they taste ten times more delicious than the ones you get in the shops!
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:13
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You can just boil them for a short time or grill or griddle them brushed with olive oil and garlic and lemon and black pepper.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:15
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grate the courgettes, mix with crumbled fetta cheese & sauteed onions, form into little pikelet sized cakes & shallow fry in olive oil - like they do in Greece!

Delish!
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:15
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Grate them and put them in with boiling carrots about 30 seconds or less before serving. Roast them with pepers onions and mushrooms - chopped thickly with olive oil. Ideal for pasta dishes - add cream or tomatoes and some chilli flakes.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:16
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Originally Posted by impartialobserv
grate the courgettes, mix with crumbled fetta cheese & sauteed onions, form into little pikelet sized cakes & shallow fry in olive oil - like they do in Greece!

Delish!
WOW!!
That sounds mega tasty, unfortunately I'm on a diet so trying to avoid anything fried!
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:21
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You can also quarter them and boil them, but not for too long. I love them this way, but if you leave them for too long, they get very soggy. It's just trial and error really. I just cut them in half length ways, and then cut each half across the middle.

Good Luck.



ps: They are also delicious in Moussaka.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:22
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How about Chocolat Courgette Cake ?

Or This

Or one of these.
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:23
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Originally Posted by SPARKLE1
WOW!!
That sounds mega tasty, unfortunately I'm on a diet so trying to avoid anything fried!
That's okay isn't it? I mean if it's shallow fried in olive oil.... They're delicious however you decide to cook them though....
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Old 16-10-2005, 22:26
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Originally Posted by scn123
That's okay isn't it? I mean if it's shallow fried in olive oil.... They're delicious however you decide to cook them though....

I'll def try that!!
It'd be so nice with some tomato salad and crusty bread!!!
Mmmmm, I'm making myself hungry!!!
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Old 17-10-2005, 08:34
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I steam them usually or make them into ratatouille with chopped tomatoes and pretty much any other vegetables I happen to have at the time (aubergines, yellow peppers and red onions are probably the best).


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Old 17-10-2005, 08:42
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I love courgettes - espescially the very small ones, steamed whole and served with a little butter.

One of my quick dinners is onion, garlic, courgette, red pepper and chicken, all diced and stir fried with a tiny amount of oil and a lot of paprika. Use basil and oregano, plus a tablespoon of tomato puree and a little water at the end to make it saucy. Bit of pasta and it is a fresh meal in ten minutes
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Old 17-10-2005, 08:49
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We tend to cook courgettes/zucchini by slicing it and either using it in a stir-fry or grilling it on the George Foreman. If you grill it, it's quite nice to add a tiny spoon of pesto.

Have a nice day.
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Old 17-10-2005, 09:55
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Slice them,whizz up a tin of tomatoes in a blender with some garlic and fresh Basil,pour over the sliced courgettes.Then bake in the oven for 20 mins.......Yum
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Old 17-10-2005, 10:36
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I have never tried a courgette before, but after reading all your cooking suggestions, I think I might give them a try.
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