Stuffed courgettes

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 mediums Courgettes
75 grams Onion, chopped
1½ tablespoon Olive oil
40 grams Ground almonds
25 grams Breadcrumbs
75 grams GruyŠre, grated
1 large Egg, beaten
15 grams Parmesan, grated
15 grams Flaked almonds, browned
Salt
Pepper
Ground cloves

Serves 2-3

Courgettes lend themselves to stuffing in many imaginative ways. This particular mixture is nutty and cheesy, a delicate and appetizing filling for blanched courgettes. A lovely summer dish that can be served hot or warm.

Blanch the courgettes in boiling water for 5 minutes, then cut them lengthwise and cool a little. Scoop out the inner flesh carefully with a grapefruit knife and chop it very finely.

Cook the onions gently in the oil until they are soft and sweet, about 10 minutes. Stir in the courgette flesh and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the ground almonds, breadcrumbs and cheese and stir until well mixed together. Mix in the beaten egg so that the mixture is soft but firm.

Fill the courgette halves with the stuffing and sprinkle with Parmesan. Garnish with the browned flaked almonds and bake at 200 degrees C / 400 degrees F / gas 6 for 15 minutes.

Copyright Rosamond Richardson 1996 Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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