Sunday, July 18, 2010

Invasion of the courgettes

You turn your back on them for one day and they have taken over. The invasion of the courgettes has begun.

 Time to once again delve deeply into the recipe searches to find something interesting to do with them.

Today's courgette recipe idea is courtesy of the Smitten Kitchen website.  I found this by following a link from a link from a link, a chain that started by clicking on the 'next blog' button on the taskbar - a sure fire way to get lost in space for a couple of hours.

I am making an adaptation of her ratatouille tart.

Courgette Tart

On this occasion I am in complete agreement with the smitten kitchen, summer is too short for making pastry, so I am using ready rolled feuillette pastry - a type of puff pastry readily available in the chiller cabinet here in France.

Roll out over a baking tray, and smear on a fine layer of tomato puree.

Then layer on thin slices of aubergine and courgette.
Add a sliced ripe and and juicy tomato, then drizzle with a little garlic infused olive oil, and some freshly ground black pepper.

Just before baking, add some mozzarella roughly torn into chunks and a generous spinkle of dried or fresh basil leaves.

Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes.

Serve warm or cold for a summery lunch or as we are tonight, as a side dish for some barbequed pork chops.
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Fran said...

There is a terrific recipe for courgette lasagne here :
Have played around with different cheeses etc and it always turns out well. Keep up with all the lovely recipes, thank you x

resa said...

Oh, that sounds and looks fantastic. I'm the world's worst gardener so I depend on my dad for freebies- I'll need to check to see how his courgettes are doing. I could buy some at the store but it just won't be the same.

Absinthe Fairy said...

Thanks Fran - with more courgettes ready looks like that's what we are going to be eating for a while.