Tuesday, 19 February 2013

zucchini zucchini zucchini

I have a lot of zucchini love this week. I missed last weeks post on zucchini love so I have a few dishes this week which make the zucchini the hero of the dish.

But first I am finally down to just one zucchini plant.  The first one I broke which was very sad as I had a brilliant supply from that plant. This week I had to pull another plant out as it was rotting away because it was being smothered by 3 pumpkins and another zucchini (yes they were planted far to close together). So I am down to 1 which I hope will still provide the family.

Come on little babies
 So I have been a bit busy trying out new zucchini recipes and they are pretty nice such as:

Zucchini and Basil soup (at least the basil is from the garden had to buy green zuchs in as my crop was doing quite so well). Check out the recipe and sexier photos of the soup at
Next up were some roasted courgettes. I sprinkled cayenne pepper, seasoned and topped off with mozzarella.  Threw them in the oven for about 20min @ 180 C. They were a nice accompaniment to dinner.

And finally Italian agrodolce zucchini with mint and chilli by Belinda Jefferies. These were really nice but I do find raw garlic a little overpowering so I think next time I will use less.

* Slice 1kg zucchini into thin lengths. Bbq them or chargrill them to get some colour on them.
* In a bowl add:
 3 garlic cloves finely chopped, 
A big handful of shredded mint, 
1 Tbs juice of a lemon
2-3 Tbs cider vinegar
Half a lemons zest
1-2 chilli
Salt and pepper
* Stir the zucchini through the vinegar mix and leave to soak in for 5 mins.

Pretty tasty and a great addition with the mint.


  1. Lovely. Those roasted zucchini reminds me of a pan fried recipe where you grate parmesan over them and turn them many times so they become coated with the parmesan sprinkles. Thanks!! I wish I had yellow zukes, I've tried to grow them for three years now and they've never grown for me.

    1. Yum Bek they sound good as well. I have to say I didn't grow them from seed so I guess that is cheating a little

  2. I hard pruned my zucchini plant this weekend and found a tiny version of itself nestled underneath. Very cute - I will be interested to see if it grows into a full sized version of itself.

    1. Plants are really something always more resilient than you think (except I guess that ones you really want to grow)

  3. Yum, love all your suggestions but I am particularly liking the roasted zukes with cayenne and cheese. I missed my own zucchini Tuesday this week being cloistered in Kiama on a mission to become a farmer. No internet access. This coming zucchini Tuesday will be a glimpse into the Gundagai Agricultural Show and their zucchini competition!

    1. Sounds exciting. Must have been nice to be back by the beach. Look forward to next week