Saturday, 30 July 2011

Stuffed courgettes with roquefort

Even for the non-vegetables fans a great dish! 
For 4 persons

Shopping list:

2 medium courgettes
1 onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
200 g Roquefort cheese, crumbled
Cut courgettes in half lengthwise, scoop out the pulp with a spoon.
Fruit puree and let drain.
Heat oil and fry the onion 10 minutes mix with the pulp
Blanch the courgettes for 5 minutes in boiling water.
Leave to drain
the courgettes.
Preheat oven to 200 ° C.
Fill the courgettes with the Roquefort
Arrange the stuffed courgettes in a baking dish and bake 35 minutes in the oven.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Courgette soup

I know it has been a while, but here I am.  From friends of ours I got a courgette as huge as you can imagine so I decided to make soup with it.

Shopping list
1 or 2 courgettes
1 Onion
2 Cloves of garlic
Jar of green pesto
Chicken or Vegetable stock (from cubes)
Fresh herbs (basil/parseley/thyme)

Cut the onions finely (think about Gino) together with the garlic
Fry in the pan with some olive oil
Add the sliced courgettes and fry until soft
Add about 2 tablespoons of pesto
I had mine with French bread and garlic butter
Then it's time for the stock to pour in
Let them cook for about 15 minutes and then
mash them with the mixer.
Add the chopped herbs
Seasoning to taste


Put some sliced tomatoes in it
Garnish with some stripes of smoked salmon