Many of you probably make this meal yourselves but for those of you who don't this is a super, simple filling dinner. You could stuff this with a vegetarian ratatouille or a medley of bits and bobs from the fridge using a can of tomatoes as a base. I chose to fill mine with some free range mince and top with breadcrumbs and cheese.
1 oversized courgette/marrow
1 packet of free range beef mince (could use pork too)
2 tablespoons of tomato puree
1 tablespoon of mixed herbs
Handful of grated cheese
1 slice of bread - made into breadcrumbs
Any other bits of veg found in the fridge
- Heat the oven to 180C and cut the marrow into half and then half again.
- Take out the middle of the marrow so that you have four little boats.
- Place the marrows in a baking tray and sprinkle with olive oil and put in the oven to soften.
- Meanwhile chop the onion and soften in oil and the herbs in the pan.
- Fry the mince with the onion and when brown add the tomato puree, the chopped insides of the marrow and any other bits of veg you would like.
- Take the marrows out of the oven and place the mince mix into the marrows and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese.
- Bake until the marrow is soft and the breadcrumbs are brown and the cheese has melted.
Enjoy! I served mine with spinach and mini roasted potatoes.