Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Zucchini Tuesday - when I have a glut...

My greenskin zucchini is doing quite well. It has greened up and looks comfy in its bed of grass clippings, sheep manure, blood and bone and cardboard.

It is also producing its first fruit of the season. This has got me thinking of when I have a glut -  what will I make? Some of my favourite dishes are the first on the list of must makes:

Char-grilled zucchini and mozzarella piadine

  • Roast zucchini, tomato and oregano -  this  is Gourmet Traveller recipe - it is already in my recipe list.  Adding the zucchini towards the end of the cooking really makes this - the zucchini needs to stay firm to be nice. That as well as the  vinegar and the fresh oregano. The original includes stuffed flowers but I am afraid I have never had the patience to do this, have you?
Roast zucchini, tomato and oregano
  • Zucchini and dill fritters with whipped fetta -  I love this, it is (again) a Gourmet Traveller recipe and a version of it is also already in my recipe list.  You really have to make it with the buttermilk suggested in the recipe -  it makes a difference.
  • Char-grilled zucchini and mozzarella piadine -  I loved this last summer. Again, its a Gourmet Traveller recipe my version of which appears in my recipe index. ( I promise, I am not paid by GT!). This is one of those recipes that you can make ahead and keep in the fridge and bring out on those hot afternoons when you want something refreshing to snack on.
Zucchini and dill fritters
Then there are new recipes I am looking forward to trying for the first time.
  • Zucchini and feta tart with roasted cherry tomatoes -  not sure where I got this recipe from - it's cut from some publication or another. It's a basic put stuff on top of puff pastry yummy, quick and easy thing. It also includes a lot of dill. I will post it when I make it.
  • Zucchini and mint soup -  This is from the Annual Gourmet Traveller for 2012. It has loads of mint and uses a kilo of zucchini - a glut buster.
Zucchini and mint soup

  • Fettucchini with zucchini, lemon, ricotta and fried almonds - This is a Stephanie Alexander from her Kitchen Garden Companion. I'll post it and add it to my recipe list when I have made it.

What are your favourite flavours with zucchini?  Join me in my character restoration project for the humble zucchini by linking your zucchini post here or by adding a comment.


  1. Cousin! All this talk of fresh produce and successful crops just makes me sick! To think in all this time all I've managed is a bunch of tomatoes, some herbs, and one year there were some potatoes... well it's a pathetic attempt at the city-girl-goes-country lifestyle. So, weeping, I turned to Harriet for some comfort. Damn fine looking animal! More gratuitous cat pictures please!

    1. Hello Cousin Em! Sounds like you are doing fine. Harriet is the most adorable cat, but she isn't adjusting well at all to her new life style. Still spends far too much time in the linen press! COME AND VISIT!

  2. I have many years of gardening's worth of zucchini recipes! One of my favourite is Green Green Polenta, which is inspired by Mollie Katzen's Green Green Noodle Soup.

  3. I'm liking the look of the fritters and the soup. Did you link the recipes (I couldn't see a link) or do I have to google?? :)

    1. Hi Nina, the recipes I have already made are I'm my recipe archive tab.but I should link too and will do so.

  4. yum I love Gourmet traveller they have such tasty things to make, sometimes a bit fiddly but other times a real treat. Greenskin is absolutely loving your no dig style of garden you almost can't see any windburn evidence

  5. I'm loving the sound of all of these. I have a few more almost ready - now i just have to decide which recipes to give a work out to.



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