Make Ahead

Sweet Smoke Square Courgettes

July  2, 2010
Author Notes

This recipe was inspired by an Australian women's weekly recipe, featuring pears, no chili, no courgettes and lots of cream. Here the dairy is absent and the sweetness is tempered with the chili, balanced with a pinch of salt and is perfectly edible —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Serves 2-4
Ingredients
  • 300g (about 1 large) courgettes (zucchinis), cut into rounds about 1cm thick
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons green ginger wine
  • 2 dried red chilies, crushed or snipped into bits with a scissors.
  • Salt, to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat butter in a large pan on medium heat and add all the other ingredients, including the courgettes.
  2. Let underside of courgettes cook for a couple of minutes and when caramelized, flip over and cook the other side. You will notice the syrup reduce so lower the heat a bit.
  3. Once both sides are caramelized, remove from heat and serve immediately. We had ours with Abra Bennet's Autumn Olive Medley (a winning food 52 recipe).

See Reviews

See what other Food52ers are saying.

Review
For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen! Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety. Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!