Recipes from The Andalucia Kitchen Garden
Tomato and Mozzarella Courgette Bake
An easy way to use up a glut of fresh red tomatoes and courgettes. Your basil should be ready as well.
Preparation Time: 45 minutes to include soaking time Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
- good pinch chilli powder
- 3 large courgettes cut into discs half cm deep
- handful basil leaves, plus a few extra
- 250g pack mozzarella, sliced
- 50g grated parmesan
Layer the courgette in a colander and sprinkle with salt, leave for 30 minutes, drain rise and then dry the discs with kitchen towel
180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in large pan, add the garlic and fry for 1 min. Add the tomatoes, chilli and seasoning, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.
Mix the courgette with the tomato sauce and basil, then spoon half into a large ovenproof dish. Arrange half the mozzarella over the top and sprinkle with half the Parmesan. Repeat the layers, then bake for 15-20 mins until lightly browned on top. Scatter with extra basil and serve with a big green salad.