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Courgette, courgettes and more courgettes ... recipes to use up your glut here

I thought this article on the BBC Good Food website might be useful for a few folk on here


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  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    Ha ha - yes, we are eating a LOT of courgettes at the moment. Luckily we all love them and at this time of year they're incorporated into most pasta sauces etc.
    Trill likes to chop them roughly and fry them to eat with a little pasta, in a pitta or on toast so she's getting through one a day like that.
    Today she's making the chocolate courgette cake (on page 3 of your link) which was very successful last year. Another one from BBC Good Food that isn't in that selection but should be, is Courgette and Stilton Soup, which I shall be making over the weekend. Everyone except Trill loves it (she doesn't like blue cheese) and it is the easiest and quickest soup ever. 
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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,708
    My saviour!

    Now, what to make with this one?

    PS, the cucumber relish has been made, tasted and pronounced “very good”.😊
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,945
    Glad you like it @pansyface ... it's my absolute favourite ... OH's too ... we've been known to buy cucumbers in the depths of winter to make it  :D

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  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,264
    We're making industrial quantities of ratatouille here for freezing .... and will be having these courgette fritters later

    Been a really good year for them.
    We have an honesty box at the end of our drive to sell our surplus honey ... and I've put a basket of courgettes there with a "Please help yourself" notice .... so far so good.

    Bee x

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  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,811
    Grated into falafel mix, you may need to adjust the amount of water you add to allow for the water content of the courgette.
  • JenniB83JenniB83 Posts: 64
    Well I'm very jealous, I haven't had 1 courgette yet 😭
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 495
    My partner is known as the 'courgette ninja' round these parts - she sneaks around after dark and leaves courgette bundles on neighbours' porches 
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,241
    I've made lovely spicy courgette fritters in the past using a basic onion bhaji recipe and replacing the onions with grated courgette (salted first to extract excess moisture).

    I made industrial quantities of them, fried them off and then froze them. Just needed 10mins in the oven to reheat from frozen - same as you would with shop bought bhajis. Very tasty, very convenient. 

    I think you could do the same with any of the fritter recipes in Dove's link.
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  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 3,492
    I've found them a good substitute for mushrooms when making your own Quiche. 
  • Mariam_86Mariam_86 Posts: 79
    edited July 2021
    In Syrian /Lebanese/ Palestinian cuisine, courgettes are cored and stuffed with rice and minced meat (you can omit the meat if vegetarian).  The best courgettes to use for this are the light green variety - I don’t know the name but they will be the ones featured in images in the recipes found online. 

    There are lots of recipes online (Google ‘mahashi’ or ‘Lebanese /Syrian stuffed courgettes’). Here’s one I found (haven’t tested):

    You can also make stuffed courgettes in yogurt, another famous Syrian /Lebanese dish. I searched online and found this recipe, as an example (haven’t tried this specific recipe):

    The filling (that is cored) doesn’t go to waste. It is used to make a lovely starter, that can be eaten with bread (similar to humous). 

    You can also use the entire courgette to make a dip by cooking the courgette, adding yogurt, garlic, lemon, olive oil and a little tahini.

    There’s lots more courgette recipes! But hope that’s helpful for some ideas. 

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