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Courgettes

Price:$65.00

SN:ECS000073

  • Weight:500 gram
  • Market price:
  • Sales time:2016-04-09

Qty: Qty:29

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Product Detail

$13 / 100g
500g / pack

Courgettes originated in Italy and were popular in the Mediterranean region hundreds of years before they became popular in the rest of the western world.

They are members of the summer squash family. Some people also refer to them as baby marrows.

Courgettes

Courgettes are also called zucchini. Usually green-skinned and yellow-skinned varieties are available. Courgettes are at their best when 16-20 cm long. They grow on the plant behind a yellow flower. If they are picked small, the flower may be still attached. Rarely seen for sale because they are so difficult to transport, the flower attached to the courgette is highly prized and it is often stuffed and served in restaurant meals.

Availability

All year; however main season is October - April.

Store

Refrigerate in plastic bags. Use promptly.

How to prepare

Courgettes and scallopini are very versatile and easy to prepare. Trim the stalk end off, slice and eat raw or cooked. There is no need to peel them.

Ways to eat

Slice across the courgette for stir fries and halve or slice into strips for char grilling or barbecues. Courgettes can be grated or finely chopped and used in salads, flans or quiches. Like carrots they make moist cakes and breads.

Cooking Methods

Bake, braise, grill/char grill/barbecue, microwave, roast, steam, stew, stir fry, stuff.