Friday 5 July 2013

Stuffed Courgette

Dear Family & Friends

What would you do if you haven't visited your garden for a day or two...and come back to discover that the courgette has grown into a Monster!

Well, not to's time to make stuffed courgette:) As this is about the size of a baby... we had to cut it into quarters... ..probably slightly bit too much for the four of us!!

Hollow the courgette to make it like a boat so we can fill it up later.It might look so big, yet the inside have not developed into seeds yet....maybe...its just all the rain water!

Place the courgette into a baking pan...and start preparing the stuffing of your choice. Here's the filler recipe ingredients we did:...

1/2 cup polenta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3/4 lb ground beef chuck or ground lamb (not lean), or chorizo sausages
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups diced tomatoes including juice
1 cup chicken stock or broth

Heat oil in a deep skillet over moderately high heat until hot, then sauté onion, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in sausages or minced meat to cook for a few minutes till brown. Add the polenta, garlic, allspice, tomatoes with juice, stock, pepper (I also mixed in some chopped sweet pepper) and bring to a simmer. Cook till polenta is cooked through.

 Now we can fill up our courgette with it.

Line it up with some cheese and bake it in a preheated oven 180C  for 30 minutes.

All done...!! It was a very big portion for I shared some of it to the chickens... but really, we do love stuffed courgette...I must not let them grow that big next time...but this just shows that sometimes, I'm not very good in playing hide n seek game with the veggies in our garden :)



  1. No photo of it after it had been baked?

    1. Oppps...sorry...never got round to that! We were too hungry and forgot about the after session photo-shot:O Can never be a true food blogger...*sigh*

  2. Wow! Your chickens have more goof fortune than me!!! :D

    1.'re pulling my leg!! ...but, the chicken honestly didn't mind my cooking ;D

  3. zdrasti :) that looks good! :)

    1. zdravei! Nice of you to drop by with your kind words:) Hope to see you again:)

  4. Woah ! That's one huge specimen :D I bet it can feed another family ! Love the look of that soon to-be baked stuffed courgette , the cheese is such a yummy addition !

    1. Anne, I love how you termed it as one huge specimen :D It was indeed! I don't think I will cook that size of stuffed courgette again unless we get extra people to help us eat:)

  5. Lovely dish! I like to try the stuffing. I don't know where to find courgette but I have a substitute in mind.


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