How to prepare courgettes


How to prepare courgettes
Preparing courgettes is fairly simple. You just need to remember 3 things: 1) the bigger they are, the less good they will be, 2) they never need to be peeled, and 3) the central part with the seeds is pretty tasteless.
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Last modified on: June 8th 2011

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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to prepare courgettes : Photo of step #1
Scrub the courgettes in water with a scourer to get them smooth.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Cut off the ends.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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If you want rounds, you're almost done: slice them with a knife or, better still, using a mandolin.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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If you want diced courgettes, cut them in 4 lengthways.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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With a knife, cut off the central part containing the seeds.

Stage 6
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You should only keep the part with the skin, without seeds.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Cut this lengthways...

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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...and finally across to produce small triangles.

Your courgette is now ready to use.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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If you are only using a mandolin, it is better to cut the courgette into chunks first, then cut these on the mandolin...

Stage 10
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...turning them every time you get the the seeds in the centre.

Stage 11
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This will produce small sticks, the length of the chunks, which can then be cut into dice if you wish.

Remarks

The idea that "the bigger a courgette is, the less flavour it has" is not easy to put over, especially as amateur gardeners usually think quite the opposite: "Ooh, a big courgette - yummy!" But unfortunately the big ones (on the way to becoming marrows) are only good for stuffing.

The Pourcel brothers (chef twins) only use courgettes that have seeds for making a puree which is then sieved.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
135 Kcal or 565 Kj0 gr0 gr15 gr
7 %0 %0 %2 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
27 Kcal or 113 Kj0 gr0 gr3 gr
1 %0 %0 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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