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.

7 comments:

Rob said...

I've just had this for lunch and it was delicious.
Oh yes...

DivineMrsM said...

Oh lordy - it's only 4.30pm and this makes me want my dinner NOW!

divinemrsm said...

Mmmmm yummerrs...

Just had this recipe for my tea with added prawns, mushrooms, charlotte potatoes and asparagus...

What??! I was hungry!!

::-)

Silvana said...

That does sound nice - I love prawns with crispy bacon.

myriam said...

that is a very fine recipe you got here. i just had it for dinner with couscous. i added loads of bacon (cos i love it sooo much!) and thyme instead of rosemary. yum! just yum!

Silvana said...

Well thank you Myriam.

Dichohecho said...

Many years later I have just made an approximation of this for my supper with smoked lardons and the juice of half a lemon. Served on rice & v tasty. Thankyou for the idea of roasting my courgette! :)