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Loads of Courgettes and Cauliflower... Please help!!

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi all,

I need help again :rolleyes:

I got my veg box last week and it had 5/6 medium sized courgettes in it.. I don't really like courgette (it always seems to taste bland to me but that could be the way I cook it :o ) I managed to use 4 of them in a chilli, spag bol and soup so felt quite proud of myself...

Have got in from work to find my fridge neatly stocked with 6 courgettes :rotfl: So my question is can I do anything else with them other than disguise them in soups etc?

I also have the biggest cauliflower I have ever seen in my life!! Any ideas for what to do with that would be much appreciated also :o

Thanks in advance,

Sarah xx
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  • I believe you would normally use marrow, but I wonder if you could make picallili (sp) with courgette and cauliflower (sorry I don't know what else goes in it as I don't like it myself :eek: ) but it would disguise the cauli and spice up the courgettes!!
  • Garnet_GemGarnet_Gem Forumite
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    I don't know about the courgettes (blurgh) but you could make cauliflower soup. Stock cube, large onion, large potato, cauliflower, water, S & P, cook till softened, mash or blend together, add a swirl of cream if you have any - delicious.
  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    One of our favourite Hugh F-W recipes, happens to be vegetarian :j

    Grate or chop your courgettes really finely. Put them into a pan with a little oil, and cook slowly with no lid on until they're mushy and have lost most of their moisture. Season with black pepper and nutmeg, add a slug of cream and loads of freshly grated parmesan. Keep warm while you coo some pasta. Serve with lots more parmesan.

    Freezes really well, too.

    For your cauliflower, another veggie recipe. Boil some new potatoes until just tender (don't over cook). Cool and cut into 3cm chunks. Prepare a similar volume of cauli into similar sized pieces. Put some oil into a frying pan and add whole cumin and coriander. Heat the oil and fry the cauli and potatoes until they are brown around the edges. Serve with curry. We eat with rice, naan and raitha.

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  • grannybroongrannybroon Forumite
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    I use courgette as the main ingredient for ratatoullr. Courgettes, any other ve, garlic, tin of tomatoes (or two depending on quantity). Simmer for about 45 mins. Serve with potatoes and grated Cheddar cheese over the Rat. Delicious. Had it the other night because Lidl's veg so cheap and we have frozen 3 x 2 portions for future meals. One of our at least twice a week veggie meals!

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    I use courgette (or when we got a hug marrow last year as a pressie) as the main ingredient for ratatouille. Courgettes, any other veg diced small, garlic, tin of tomatoes (or two depending on quantity). Simmer for about 45 mins. Serve with potatoes and grated Cheddar cheese over the Rat. Delicious. Had it the other night because Lidl's veg so cheap and we have frozen 3 x 2 portions for future meals. One of our at least twice a week veggie meals!

    GB x
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  • dNDdND Forumite
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    Courgettes arn't my favourite either but I like them sauted in a little butter with lots of thyme. It gives them some flavour.

    As for the cauliflower, I'd second cauliflower soup. Ages ago I had it with stilton and it was nice. Just found this one of cauliflower with Roquefort which sounds lovely.
    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cauliflower-soup-with-roquefort,1330,RC.html

    Apart from that, what about good old cauliflower cheese with tomato and bacon bits?

  • Lil2002Lil2002 Forumite
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    Mmm, sliced courgette, tossed lightly in olive oil, onto a baking tray, sprinkle with a little garlic and either parmesan or blue cheese. into a hot oven until it starts to brown.

    I eat them as a side veg, but I've also done this and then tossed it with some pasta, and a spoon full of creme fraiche.

    If you have a food processor, (or a sharp knife :rotfl: ) julienne the courgettes with some carrots, a quick stirfry, and then use them as an extra layer in a shepherds pie. Really nice, and a great way to get extra veg into your diet.

    Cauliflower curry!
  • MRSMCAWBERMRSMCAWBER Forumite
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    Hi there
    if you are doing anything with mince..grate up the courgettes and carrots..and use them to bulk it out....:D i do this quite often...
    and the cauliflower would have to be cauliflower cheese....any left over is nice in a jacket potato, or on a slice of toast and stuck under the grill until golden :T ....or mixed up with leftover mash..which you can then form into "fishcake" sized disks and bake in the oven, or shallow fry...and they are nice with baked beans :D
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  • NickiNicki Forumite
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    You can use courgettes instead of aubergines in a moussaka. The other flavours should help with the blandness of the courgettes. I used to do this all the time as my OH doesn't like aubergines in any shape of form.

    I also like cauliflower cheese, so that would be my first choice. Alternatively you could lightly boil the cauli and serve with cream, bacon, mushrooms and peas, which would be nice as a meal on its own. Or as its summer eat raw with a dip as a crudite, or dip in cheese sauce with other veg as a fondu
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi jovichick,

    These older threads might give you some ideas:

    Courgettes

    Cauliflower? Recipe please

    Pink
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