July 25, 2011

Sauteed Courgettes

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Summer is the courgette season, I believe you also call them zucchinis, even though zucchinis are a little smaller in size.

I don't know why, but I have a feeling the courgette is a very misunderstood vegetable. We shall remedy that now. So today's simple recipe, is a lovely side dish that goes very well with any grilled meat or fish.

For 2 you need about 3 medium size courgettes
2 large gloves of garlic
1 1/2 tablespoon of OLIVE oil
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
5 to 6 branches of Cilantro aka Fresh coriander
salt and pepper.

Preparation :

-wash courgettes (obviously)
- Peel like a Zebra. OK that means you don't peel it completely. I don't know how you say that in English, but imagine a Zebra.
-slice vertically then divide into two or three parts.
-crush garlic and use cilantro leaves only.
-in a deep medium size frying pan, put olive oil, garlic and cilantro and fry a little. By the way olive oil should never be heated alone.
-add your courgettes slices, nutmeg, salt and pepper
-leave it to cook on medium fire until tender.

Et voilà. Bon appétit