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Monday
Jun272011

first courgettes

we ate the first courgettes from our garden this weekend. as ever, i wanted to eat them raw and took my usual approach of ribbon-ing them, tossing with olive oil and lemon juice and zest and then using this to create a salad.  home-grown courgettes are so different from those you buy it really is worth eating them raw.

here the courgette ribbons are misxed with smoked proscuitto, rocket and an amazing silky-soft smoked buffalo mozzarella from natoora - it has an intense smoky flavour and the softness is very different from scamorza, which had previously been my only experience of smoked mozzarella.

delicious and i can’t wait to harvest some more courgettes.

Reader Comments (3)

How many courgette plants have you got? Last year I had 6 and, by the end of the season, I was allergic to courgettes! (Not really but you get my meaning!)

Apparently 2 plants can keep a family fed

Lesson learnt!

Recipe sounds great
June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
we have two and i'm hoping we'll be able to pick 2-3 each week. the first year we grew them we only did one, having been given warnings about how bountiful they can be, but coped fine which is why we've now gone up to two. i may live to regret it...

are you growing them again or are you still in avoidance mode?
June 28, 2011 | Registered Commenterabby
Garden hasd been "remodelled" - no veg yet. Working on it!
June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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