Midweek Quickie

My Spiralizer arrived today and obviously I had to play with it immediately; thank goodness I had a courgette to hand.

I did try spiralizing marrow too, but it didn't quite work, I got 2 sides done and then had to give up, but quite honestly, 1 courgette and half a lump of massive marrow is  more than enough raw cucurbit for 2 lunches.

Yes, those are cupcake breasts. Obviously.
I also had quite a lot of Veggie Polenta Pie left over from last night, so thought I'd slice it up and fry
it to go along with. Massive Muncher had been hacking away at the pie last night though which meant my slices were already on the wonk, but also apparently loading polenta with veggies means that they are less likely to stay together when fried, so don't expect neat slabs or crispy polenta joy. Still bloody tasty though, even if it is a hot mess. Much like this young whipper snapper.

Also, look how cool this snakey core of courgette is:

I'm going to call him Laurence.

I think I'm going to be using my spiralizer lots. And I reckon I could still find a use for Laurence and his friends, either in the dog's homemade posh nosh or as accents in other dishes.

I'd be interested to hear your favourite spiralizing recipes. I reckon raw recipes will take some getting used to for me, but I'm looking forward to trying out some pasta dishes or using sweet potato noodles.

Anyway, here's my first attempt.

Chilli & Basil Courgetti with Fried Veggie Polenta
serves 2
1 courgette, spiralized or grated
some marrow, spiralized or grated (optional. It's a bit of a challenge to be honest, so definitely grate it.)
chilli oil
basil oil
salt & pepper
6 slices of veggie polenta pie
some oil
  1. Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a moderate heat
  2. Lay your polenta slices in the pan and cook until golden and crispy. Turn and repeat.
  3. Whilst your polenta is browning, toss your courgette and marrow (if you can be arsed to prep it) in a little of both the chilli and basil oils and season.
  4. Serve.
  5. Yes that really is it and I am just trying to make this recipe look like it was more effort than it is.
  6. Did anyone watch Hunted?
  7. It was good wasn't it?
  8. I don't usually like reality TV, unless it's food, but I was thoroughly engaged.
  9. Oh, have you finished eating? Best wipe that noodle oil of your chin.


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