Baked Stuffed Marrow

Baked stuffed marrow

Baked stuffed marrow

Every week when I shop for vegetables, I let my son choose one vegetable that he hasn’t seen before for us to cook and eat. He loves being able to choose, looking for obscure shapes and colours, and I find it makes him more willing to try it once we’ve cooked it.

This week he chose a marrow. It early in the season so they are small but also sweet, and inspired by a Nigel Slater recipe, I decided to stuff  it with tomatoes, basil, thyme and cubed feta cheese and bake it (leave out the feta for a dairy free recipe).

It was full of flavour and served with thyme-baked lamb chops, got a big thumbs up from the boy!

I know I always say so, but it was delicious!

Baked stuffed marrow

Ingredients:

  • 1 marrow sliced into 3 inch pieces, seeds removed
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 100g feta cheese, cubed (optional)
  • 3-4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tsp homemade roasted tomato pesto
  • Few sprigs fresh thyme
  • handful of basil leaves
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Drizzle olive oil, or a knob of butter

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. Line a baking dish with baking paper (Ensure it is large enough to completely wrap the marrow)
  3. Place the marrow pieces on the baking paper, and drizzle with the oil or spot with the butter, and season with a little salt
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the tomatoes, spring onions, basil (shredded), some thyme, the pesto, and season with salt and pepper
  5. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out marrow
  6. Seal the baking paper packet so that the marrow cooks in its own steam
  7. Place in the oven for 40-50 minutes
  8. Take out of the oven and push the feta cubes into the centre of each marrow piece with a little more thyme, reseal and return to the oven for 10 minutes
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy
Stuffed baked marrow with thyme baked lamb

Stuffed baked marrow with thyme baked lamb

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