Monday 7 April 2014

Stuffed courgettes

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!


Naomi said...

Very good!
She'll want it all back you know...

Ruth said...

It's alright - it turned out it was mostly my junk anyway!