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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Stuffed Marrow

As I mentioned in my previous post, I helped out a friend with her garden.  It was a brilliant day and we helped her harvest produce and formulate a plan of attack so that all 4 of us Mums can work together to help out each other and also share produce from one large garden.

Her courgettes had run wild and we were each given a marrow to take home.  It was a rather sizeable beast, some was made into chutney and the rest we had for dinner.  

My 5yo with the aforementioned marrow. Yup, it was HUGE!
The recipe I used was:

500g beef mince
2 onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup long grained rice
2 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 - 2 tsp dried mixed herbs, or 1 - 2 Tblsp fresh mixed herbs
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the mince and onion then add the tomatoes and rice.  Season to taste.

Cut the marrow in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

Fill the marrow with the mince mixture.

Wrap the marrow snugly in greased kitchen foil. Put the wrapped marrow in a roasting dish and bake for approx 90 minutes at 180C.

Once the marrow is tender mix a handful of grated cheese with a handful of breadcrumbs  Sprinkle this over the top of the marrow then grill until the breadcrumbs are crispy and the cheese is bubbling and golden.


The marrow was so big I couldn't fit it all into the photo LOL

1 comment:

  1. very nice... I do love a good stuffing (ooh err missus!!)

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