Friday, 28 August 2009

Courgette and tomato bake.

There's a bit of a cooking fest going on here this week! Must be something to do with the damp weather but I have had great fun trying out some new recipes. Yesterday's creation was a masterpiece. Simple, quick and easy with a delicious result.

One of the challenges of living on a boat, often far from shopping opportunities, is making something tasty from the remnants of the fresh produce left languishing after 10 days or so...

I had one rather floppy courgette(zucchini), a bowl of tomatoes and three swiftly degenerating leaks.

So out came the recipe books and this is what I made.

Slice the courgette thinly and toss in 2 teaspoons of basil pesto. Slice the tomatoes and leeks.
Arrange in a single layer in an ovenproof dish.

Mix together 2 crushed cloves of garlic, 4tbsp breadcrumbs, 25g grated cheese and a pinch of pepper.

Spread on top of veggies. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in a hot oven for 30 mins.

We ate it with some baked pork loin and it was so tasty, one I will definitely be cooking again...soon!


Radar, Melonie, and Bob Taylor said...

We will give this a try.
You may find this useful.
If you see our friends on Kaleidoscope, A large power Catamaran,
Clyde and Mia with Kaiser the Doberman... Tell them Bob and Mel from Istaboa said hello. Don't know Mia but we became good friends with Clyde and Kaiser while he was in Mississippi refurbing his boat. He's a very nice fellow.
Take care.

Gerry said...

We pass Kaleidoscope regularly, it's anchored downriver. Hard to miss it's so BIG!
Don't know the owners, they are moored in a remote part of the Rio, well relatively but will say hi when our paths cross.
Hope you enjoyed the recipe!

Radar, Melonie, and Bob Taylor said...

Clyde is a pretty amazing fellow. He built that boat himself... With his own hands. Not a rich yachtista at all. His plan was to charter the boat for a few years in Cabo San lucus then retire to Guatemala and the Rio Dulce. Guess that makes him very successful.
I think he is building a home there now.