Sunday, 26 October 2014

Rustic courgette bake

This weekend we have finally pulled up the last courgette plant of the season, as part of the tidy up a couple of large courgettes were discovered in the undergrowth. So this recipe makes the best of the last of this seasonal bounty, with its roots fairly in the Mediterranean this dish gives a heavy nod towards Lancashire too as its features lots of local produce.

I love dishes like this where everything is placed in one pot and the oven does all the work, if you haven't got some homemade tomato sauce to hand then a jar of quality passata works great. I also raided the herb garden for my herbs, selecting sage, rosemary and thyme and a little oregano to be added to the dish.

What you need

  • Couple of courgettes, washed and sliced length ways into strips
  • 1 large red onion - peeled and sliced into finely fine halves (local grown)
  • 1 jar passata or similar quantity of homemade tomato sauce (homemade)
  • Selection of fresh herbs - rustically chopped (homegrown)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Local Cheddar cheese - coarsely grated (local)
  • Yogurt - thick Greek style (local) about 200 ml
  • 1 egg - free range (home laid)
  • Large cast iron skillet / ovenproof dish
  • Oil (olive or rapeseed)
What you do
  • Preheat the oven to 200c (fan)/ 220c (non fan)
  • Add a little oil to pan and gently saute to courgette strips and onions.
  • Now layer up with tomato sauce on the base, courgettes and onions, herbs, and then repeat.
  • Mix the yogurt and egg together, top of the dish and then finish with grated cheese
  • Strew with more herbs
  • Bake for 20 - 30 minutes until golden and bubbling and the courgettes are meltingly soft
  • Serve with crusty bread for mopping up all the lovely juices

We are linking up to Cooking With Herbs - who's theme this month is Scarborough Fair. This dish contains Sage, Rosemary and thyme, created by the lovely Karen over at Lavender and Lovage and hosted by her too this month.                                        


We are also linking up to Extra Veg hosted this month by A Mummy too


And finally Simple and in Season created by Reb Behan and hosted this month by her too.

                                                            Simple and in Season


Lisa @FacelessFood said...

That looks delicious!

Helen said...

There is nothing like winter warming one pot! Thanks for linking up with #ExtraVeg

Victoria Prince said...

This looks and sounds delicious, and so easy :)

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