Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prosciutto gives Courgette a big hug.

It's love. Tis the season of the zucchini, so lets enjoy it. Muddle long courgette cubes in balsamic and olive oil. Broil in oven for 5 minutes till slightly browned, but not soggy. Wrap tight in slices of good prosciutto, crack pepper over and sprinkle generously with lemon rind. Eat by the hand as lovely little wrapped packages.


1 medium sized Courgette(Zucchini) - Cubed 1cm x .5cm x 6cm ish
4 thin slices prosciutto, about 50 grams
1 Tbs good balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs olive oil
cracked pepper
grated lemon rind - however much you like, try one


As above. Toss the zucchini in the olive oil/balsamic mixture and then place on a baking tray to broil it or use your BBQ if you want it to taste really amazing for that added smokey flavour. Preheat oven to 400 F
Serves 4 as a side dish or appetizer.

Pairing: Have a gin & tonic with it, add some of the grated lemon zest to marry the two for good.

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