Tuesday, 17 August 2021

A little bit of meat

Our diet is mostly vegetarian but every now and then we feel like eating a bit of meat. I marinate  pieces of chicken breast in lemon juice and olive oil with the addition of the zest, chopped coriander, cumin seeds and a teaspoon of tumeric and bake it in the oven for twenty minutes or so. It makes a tasty addition to a plateful of veg. We are picking French beans and courgettes daily now. On the plate is ratatouille and pink fir apple potatoes that have been roasted in salt and olive oil.

I don't know why people moan about courgettes being too prolific  (apart from the giant that has been hiding!) because they are so versatile and can be used for all manner of sweet and savoury recipes. My favourite is ratatouille, it tastes delicious both hot and cold and it freezes well. What's not to like! 

A regular summertime dish is stuffed courgettes. I split them lengthwise and parboil to soften the flesh which is then scouped out and mixed with cooked onion and garlic, breadcrumbs and grated cheese and herbs. This mixture is put back into the courgette halves and baked for half an hour until golden.












Eaten with more beans and ratatouille!




12 comments:

  1. Have you found any massive courgette's hiding yet? We've had one that managed to escape.

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  2. This makes me long for summer and those vegetables.

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    1. Yes, summer eating is a delight, there is nothing like freshly picked veg.

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  3. We call them zucchini, and you are right, they are great in all sorts of dishes. I like them sliced lengthwise and grilled, or cut into thick round slices, treated like you would a Schnitzel and fried in a deep pan. The stuffed halves look delicious!
    I like meat but usually only eat it on those weekends when I am at O.K.‘s.

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    1. Our diet has changed over the years as we have become better informed about the importance of what we eat. Nowadays I do a lot more with beans and pulses!

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  4. Our diet is most vegetarian too, there are so many lovely vegetables and delicious seasonings that we can use today. Sometimes, like you, we fancy a bit of chicken or salmon, and next time I shall try your recipe, it sounds delicious.

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  5. Yes, you are right to mention the many seasonings, they make all the difference. Not the post war diet that I was brought up on! (Although we did grow our own fruit and veg.)

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