Growing and harvesting Courgette Tromboncino

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting courgette tromboncino. Last year I have grown it in my garden. I must say it is a great courgette variety to grow. Courgette Tromboncino simply in Italian means Trumpets. It is also known as Courgette Albenga. As this variety of courgette resembles the trumpet. At the … Read more

Courgette/ Squash Blossom fritters

courgette/ squash blossom fritters

This is a blog post on how to cook courgette/ squash blossom fritters. Around this time of the year (June to August) courgette, squashes, zucchini and marrow produce flowers that are edible. These flowers / blossoms are sometimes produced in abundance particularly when the plants is established and matures. So there are lots around to … Read more

Stuffed courgette flowers recipe

My courgette plant has been giving a bit of flowers recently. Here is link on Growing CourgetteIt’s end of season. I have decided to cook them by making some stuffing for them. I just nomally coat them in flour and then just pan fry them.

After making some chinese wontons (ravioli) the other day I had some stuffing leftover and I decided to put in the courgette flowers. they taste quite crisp and refreshing. If there is any left over just turn them into pork meatballs or patties. Just dip the patties into flour and some egg white or yolk. then dip them onto some breadcrumbs.

Courgette flowers about 5-10, washed and clean
100 grms minced pork
1/2 carrot, chopped finely
2 stalks spring onion, slice thinly
1 tablespoon chopped coriuander
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
black pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoon of cooking oil

Put the minced pork, chopped carrot, sliced spring onions, chopped coriander and cornflour together in a bowl. Mix them together will they are well mix. Then put in the sesame oil, soy sauce and black pepper.
Then put the minced pork mixture into the courgette flowers cavity and the petals alone as it’s used to seal the filling.

Heat 2 tablespoon of cooking oil in pan. Once it’s heated up then put in the courgette flowers. Turn then round when the flowers start to wilt. Fry them on medium to low heat for about 15-20 minutes or till the minced filling it cook. Serve with rice or noodles.
stuffed courgette flower recipe

Edible courgette flowers

It’s summer now there plenty of courgette flowers in my vegetable plot. A courgette plant can produce a glut of flowers male and female ones. Easy to grow from seed and it doesn’t need much care or attention. I love courgette flowers as I love edible flowers great to look at and it’s edible. It’s … Read more