Good morning! Yesterday, I decided to have a go at making stuffed courgettes from a recipe on the Real Italian Foodies website. It was really disappointing - and more so since it had looked so healthy and colourful in the preparation. It reminded me of a pizza with a really soft, insubstantial base. I suppose I should have guessed that from the photo of the finished dish, but I was swayed by the lovely step-by-step pictures of how to make it.
There were two other factors working against this. I'm not a big fan of cooked tomato (unless its mashed to a textureless pulp), and this recipe was designed for much bigger courgettes than I was using. I halved the quantity of the filling, but it was still a balancing act to get it all in. When it came out of the oven, the cheese had melted everywhere.
Maybe I should have just eaten it without cooking it - that's when it looked the most appealing.
I will have a look for another recipe. Less cheese and no tomato would have been good. I wonder though if these could be done in the same way as the stuffed butternut squash we sometimes make - filled with goats cheese and roasted veg. But then why bother trying to pile all that into something as small as a courgette - why not just have stuffed squash? Hmmm. I will have a look for another recipe and see what alternative fillings are suggested.
Oh, and the outcome of yesterday's tidying…. ta da!