Friday night stuffed marrow

It was Friday night.  It could have been a green soup night but we decided to tackle one of the monstrous marrows, which of course, I love (see here) but are sometimes a little intimidating:

wp_20160916_004I had an assistant to help and we thought we’d try ‘stuffed marrow’.  We weren’t quite sure how to do this so used a hybrid recipe from two different cookery books – a trendy vegetarian one, that had lots of stuffed things in it but no marrows and an old carnivorous one that told us how to stuff a marrow, but with mince.  We came up with something like this:

Stuffed marrow

  • 1 marrow
  • 2 onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • two handfuls of mushrooms
  • some stuff from the garden: courgettes, green beans and a green tomato
  • some cheese
  • some stuff from the cupboard: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, some wheaty seed things that got brought back from a trip to Slovenia a wee while ago
  • garlic, ginger and a cinnamon stick
  • another lonely and rather small aubergine
  1. Cut the marrow in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and brush with oil
  2. Chop and stirfry the miscellaneous vegetables (except the aubergine)
  3. Add the seeds, spices and other interesting bits and pieces from the store cupboard
  4. Fill the marrow halves with this mixture
  5. Sprinkle with grated cheese
  6. Put the lonely aubergine on top
  7. Cook in a hot oven for about an hour:


Yes, that is the aubergine and not a slug.  It all tasted good. Yet again I am worrying that I haven’t grown enough marrows this year and am convinced again that the cookery writer who snubbed them is wrong.

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