Ooo there is nothing quite like a round courgette to catch people’s eyes and Boldenice F1 is lovely with a dark green stripe separating lighter green and white freckled skin. You can pick these from little golf-ball sized fruits right up to larger size for use stuffed – pick at the perfect size for you.
Price for 6 seeds
So what can you do with a golf-ball sized courgette? Skewer them for kebabs, slice in half and grill, top and tail and cook whole in a stew or curry!
For tennis ball sized fruits… cut into wedges and grill, sauté or roast
Larger fruits…stuff them! Cut off the top and keep it to use as a lid. Using a pointed spoon, hollow out centres of the courgettes, leaving a shell of about 1.5cm thick. Place the courgettes in an oiled tin and bake for about 30–35 minutes at 200°C/gas mark 6, until they are just soft but still retain their shape. Meanwhile chop up te courgette flesh and saute and set aside, fry off some onion adding garlic and tomatoes plus a bit of tom puree add fresh herbs and combine with the courgette flesh and season. Meat lovers might like to pan cook chopped chicken and bacon or minced beef to add to the mixture at this stage. Spoon into the courgett case, pop the courgette lid on, drizzle or spray with a touch of oil and back in the oven to bake for another 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with the cooking liquid drizzled about and some crusty bread and maybe a glass of something lovely.