A Very Flexible Courgette Pasta sauce

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Ah yes I am still harvesting and relishing those little (and not so little) courgettes. I still have quite a few recipes up my sleeve to share with you. I got a Very Useful Tip Off from Sue at The Quince Tree who pointed me in the direction of the Hugh Fearnly Whittingstall recipe for courgette pasta sauce. It sounded perfect….however…..I didn’t have all the ingredients hence the title of this post. That’s the beauty of the humble courgette; it is very understated and is just at home with creme fraiche as it is with tomatoes. So here is Sue’s/Hugh’s Courgette Sauce Recipe followed swiftly with my own….

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Slice up some courgettes with some thinly sliced garlic and sweat slowly in some olive oil and butter until they start to look meltingly delicious and a bit gooey.

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Add some freshly grated parmesan and a good dollap of creme fraiche and mash with a fork or potato masher. You can also add some crispy bacon too.

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Delicious, quick and easy peasy BUT…… if you don’t have creme fraiche, parmesan or bacon (like me when I wanted to make it the first time) try this……

Go with the sweating gently of the courgettes and garlic until meltingly delish. Then, add 2 tins of tomatoes and a dash of Plum Sauce (if you have it). If you haven’t got Plum Sauce and are calling me names at this point just remember this is a Flexible Sauce! Use something else or leave it out altogether. The courgettes really won’t mind at all. Add any number of veges that you might have lurking with intent in your fridge. Cook them down gently then blend them all together to a thick, tomatoey sauce.  Delicious, quick and easy peasy! Spread on pizzas or use in lasagne. The sky is the limit! Now, if at this point you’re thinking….ah but I don’t have any courgettes….well….. perhaps beans on toast??

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8 thoughts on “A Very Flexible Courgette Pasta sauce

  1. great post. You’re so funny. I had a great laugh at all the different options. I have plenty of marrows in the fridge and garden might go give this ago. But since I don’t have any creme fraiche I might add homemade yoghurt. Love it. Mx

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