Monday, March 19, 2007
Courgettes roasted with bacon
Courgettes are pretty bland but they are lovely when roasted with full-flavours like lemon and rosemary. I made these yesterday to go with our roast lamb and they were good. Heat a little olive oil in a shallow, non-stick baking sheet. Cut some courgettes into chunks then snip over 4 - 5 rashers good British streaky bacon. Roast in a hot oven for 20 minutes or so until starting to soften and catch a bit of brown. In the meantime, pop a garlic clove, the rind of a lemon, some fresh mint and rosemary and some coarse salt in a mini chopper and blitz until fine. Toss with the courgettes and give a good grind of black pepper and return to the oven for 10 - 15 minutes. I'm thinking now that a little handful of Parmesan might have been nice blitzed into the herb mix. Next time.