Tagged with courgette

Grilled Swordfish with Ratatouille

Grilled Swordfish with Ratatouille

When I saw swordfish on sale at the market, I knew what we were going to have for dinner. I love swordfish, but it is often hard to get it fresh (frozen means it will be dry) and for a reasonable price. Swordfish is very meaty with a mild fish flavor. I served with ratatouille … Continue reading

Linguine with Shrimp, Pesto, and Zucchini

Linguine with Shrimp, Pesto, and Zucchini

The combination of shrimp and pesto may sound strange, but you can find pasta with this pairing of ingredients on the menu of many restaurants in Italy or on Italian blogs . And the combination does work. In fact, if you use homemade pesto it is quite delicious.  Zucchini is a nice addition to turn … Continue reading

Round Zucchini Stuffed with Pork and Chipotle

Round Zucchini Stuffed with Pork and Chipotle

Don’t these look great? I made and posted about vegetarian stuffed round zucchini a while ago. When I saw REMCooks’ post Stuffed 8 Ball Zucchini with the round zucchini stuffed with ground meat, I was inspired to create these round zucchini stuffed with pork, REMCooks’ pickled chipotles, and mozzarella. There are two techniques to cook stuffed … Continue reading

Lamb Sous-Vide with Couscous and Zucchini

Lamb Sous-Vide with Couscous and Zucchini

Today’s recipe is Mediterranean-style lamb shoulder marinated and then cooked sous-vide in a yogurt marinade, and served with lamb stock-infused cous cous and grilled zucchini. The combination of all three together is delicious. I had never prepared lamb marinated with yogurt before, and after having seen Conor prepare wonderful lamb dishes with yogurt, I really thought I … Continue reading

Quick Pasta with Zucchini

Quick Pasta with Zucchini

After all the decadent restaurant meals, it is time for something very simple. This plate of pasta takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish. The list of ingredients is very short: pasta, zucchini, parmigiano, salt, pepper, olive oil. The secret to this dish is the generous use of parmigiano reggiano cheese (pecorino would also … Continue reading

Stuffed Round Zucchini

Stuffed Round Zucchini

Lately round zucchini have shown up around here. After seeing Marina using them to make stuffed zucchini, I thought I’d try that too. My version is vegetarian, but I did use her idea of using coriander seed to give an interesting flavor to the stuffing. Since I had an unexpected guest for dinner, I had … Continue reading

Stuffed Zucchini

I haven’t posted recipes for vegetable sides in a while, so it is about time for one. This recipe for a side of stuffed zucchini was suggested to me by Richard McGary of REMCooks.com. Thanks Richard! It looks nice, is tasty, and goes well as a side for most meat dishes. Ingredients For 4 servings … Continue reading

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

A classic side dish with meat such as steak or leg of lamb from the Provence in the south of France is ratatouille. Here’s my version that I made today to go with a ‘warm aged’ rib steak cooked sous-vide. It seems a lot of work to sauté the vegetables individually, but since you are sautéing … Continue reading