Marrow a la Morocco!

Well my variation of anyway! I just arrived home after a long journey back from Cornwall and Emma and Aidan my lovely neighbours gave me one of their giant courgettes or is it a marrow? I got told off once for making that assumption so let’s call it a marrette for arguments sake!

I pieced together some cupboard ingredients and what I had left in my fridge to make this tasty and healthy dish for this evening’s meal

1 marrette (or a marrow …or a substantial courgette or even a normal size courgette or a couple of them if you’re hungry – what do you mean labouring the point?!)
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 chilli
1 red pepper
1 tin chick peas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon sultanas
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
a sprinkle of turmeric
a handful of basil

Cut courgette in quarters or half depending on the size and scrape out the seedy centre
You may need to slice a little strip off the base so it doesn’t wobble in the oven dish
Place in an oven dish and drizzle with some olive oil
Coat pepper in olive oil and also add it to the oven dish
Place in oven for about 20 minutes on about 175
Meanwhile fry the onion, garlic and chilli in a little olive oil for a few minutes until translucent
Add the chickpeas and mingle together
Add the tomatoes and then the spices and sultanas
Cook on low to medium until the marrette is ready
Take the pepper out of the oven when the skin is starting to brown
Chop and add to the chickpea mix
Take the oven dish out and add the chickpea mixture into the crevices
You will probably have some chickpea mix leftover which you can freeze and eat as a chilli later on
Sprinkle with grated cheese or nutritional yeast which has a cheesy flavour
Place the marrette back into the oven for about 15 minutes

Delicious served with salad and my home made sauerkraut. Thanks Emma and Aidan for the delicious Marrette!

Give it a go home growers!

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