I Like a Good Marrow

Giant Marrow Recipe
Who knew?  It tastes just like zucchini except it has seeds and these can be removed so then you just have a GIANT zucchini with a concave middle. Sweet.

We returned from our camping trip to find two giant marrow chilling in the vege patch.

What to do, what to do?  I have never cooked a marrow, or even investigated what to do with them.  The time for marrow was upon us.

So, I cut it in half length-ways and scooped out the seeds, leaving lots of marrowy goodness.  Then I emptied a drained can of chickpeas, a drained can of whole kernel corn, diced capsicum from the garden and a tonne of cherry toms from the garden into a pan with some EVOO and sauteed til goldenish.

Then I stirred in some feta, olives and jalapenos seasoned with ground pepper and rock salt and baked em.

This was sooooo good, I can’t wait to try it out on the next big boy!

BUT, I made a shitload of stuffing.

What to do, what to do?

The next night, I made fritters with the stuffing mix.  I added some flour, egg and milk and I was off.

Let me tell you, chickpea, corn, capsicum, tomato, feta, olive and jalapeno fritters are just about the best things ever.  Ethan can vouch for this I swear.

So, we have learnt from this exercise that 2 cans of vege plus some fresh can feed you many times over and that I MUST use leftovers.  It’s a compulsion of mine.  Enjoy!



Easy Dinner: Quick Chicken Tacos

This is a bit of a jail-food dinner but it is very quick, healthy and super tasty.  I find it hard to get inspired when I am only cooking for Ethan and I on certain nights of the week, the portions are hard to work with for one thing!

So, though this might not be the most beautiful dinner I have ever cooked, my small boy assured me that these were the BEST tacos ever (which is every taco he eats apparently).

So, lets cook;

Saute chicken breast in pan with a little EVOO, chop zucchini and add to pan when chicken is almost done.

Whip up some rice, heat some re-fried beans and garnish these with some cheese and the zucchini.

Scoop zucchini and chicken into taco shells, ad grated cheese and fresh tomatoes.  And your done in about 12 minutes!