Saturday, 18 August 2012

Week 45- Courgette Recipes

Hi and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. This week our recipes are for all you gardeners out there because if you grow courgettes you will have more than you can eat, so give them to your friends and give them our recipes. Courgette fritters - a favourite with the kids and cut lengthways they become chips! Or simply fry in olive oil with Basil - delicious. How about ratatouille - serve with Quiche or on its own with crusty rolls. We have lots of ideas - so give our recipes . Courgettes can also be sliced thinly and used in a stir-fry.



6 Courgettes
3 oz Plain Flour
300ml (1/2 pint) water
Salt & pepper to taste
Oil for frying
Parsley for garnish

Cut the courgettes into 2in sticks.
Make the batter, put the flour into a bowl, add water and beat to a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper. Dip the courgettes and coat with batter. Heat oil in frying pan until very hot. Fry courgettes for about 3-5 mins until crisp and brown. Arrange on serving plate and garnish with parsley.


4 Courgettes
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic (crushed or chopped)
1 teaspoon dried Basil or 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped
1 Green OXO veg. stock cube
1/2 pint water
salt & pepper to taste


Wash courgettes, cut into thin rounds. Make up stock. Heat olive oil in a saucepan,
add garlic and fry gently, toss in all the courgettes, stir well and fry without browning,
then add basil, stir thoroughly. Add stock, stir again. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt & pepper.


4 Courgettes
1 small onion (chopped)
2 Cloves Garlic (crushed or chopped)
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 wineglass dry white wine (or 1 wineglass water)
fresh Coriander or Parsley to garnish
salt & pepper
Cut the courgettes into rounds. Heat the oil in a saucepan (or frying pan with lid) saute the onion and garlic gently, add courgettes, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the glass of wine, tomato puree, oregano and salt &pepper. Mix well and bring to boil. Put on the lid and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley or Coriander. Serve.
These dishes can be served hot or cold, with rice or salad or as an additional vegetable.
ENJOY the fruits of your labours.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Week 44- Vegetarian Fried Rice


LUNCH/Supper in 15 mins


Hi and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. Summer is here (typically English Summer) so you don't want to slave away in the kitchen for hours. This week a lovely rice dish, much quicker than Risotto.

2 mugs or 3 cups cold cooked rice (you could use Microwave Rice)
1 clove garlic
1 Green or Red Pepper (chopped)
2 spring onions chopped
1 small can Sweetcorn (drained)
1 cup Bean Sprouts (blanched)
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, add garlic, bean sprouts and onions, fry for 1 minute, add peppers and fry for 2 minutes, add rice andd stir, add Soy Sauce, and tin of sweetcorn. Stir fry until rice and vegetables are hot. Now fold in beaten eggs, stir until they are set.
NOTE If you can't get Bean Sprouts add a cup of chopped mushrooms instead.
Delicious supper/lunch dish.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Week 43- Spaghetti With Garlic

Lunch/Supper in under 15 mins


Hi and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. Again, very quick suppers. This recipe is delicious and fast.


300g Spaghetti

6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons olive oil

3 large cloves Garlic

Half teaspoon Basil (dried)

1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (or Mature Cheddar) (not Mozarella it will go stringy)

Salt & Black Pepper to taste


Put on water to boil in large saucepan. Add Spaghetti and cook until al dente (May take 12 mins if dried)

Meanwhile, melt butter and oil in a large pan. Saute garlic gently, add basil and heat for 1 min.

Drain Spaghetti and put in serving dish, add sauce and mix well. Top with grated cheese and serve more cheese on the side.

ENJOY. Perfect with side salad of assorted leaves.