All posts tagged: piccante courgetti

Courgette and Chilli Cheese Twists

I’ve turned out some pretty killer courgette recipes this season if I do say so myself, we’ve had Piccante Courgetti, Sesame Fried Courgettes and Courgette Brownies. But this is by far my favourite. I think it’s all down to the Chilli and Apple Jam from the South Devon Chilli Farm, but I’m willing to be proved wrong – so if you knock these up with a different chilli jammy concoction I wanna hear about it! These are basically a courgette take on your average cheese twist, and they come out so sweet they could probably pass for dessert. But they’re perfect with both a cup of tea and a glass of wine, so enjoy them however you please. 250g block puff pastry 4 heaped tsps apple and chilli jam (or chilli jam of your choice) 100g courgette, grated and drained of moisture 1 beaten egg (for glazing) grana padano or parmesan to grate on top Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) then grease and line a couple of baking trays. Roll out …

Piccante Courgetti

This is literally a 15 minute meal, 10 minutes if you make it more than once – habit is a wonderful thing. I’ve been looking in to the 5:2 diet lately and one of the most interesting things I picked up on while flicking through the recipe books was the use of carrots and courgette instead of pasta. It’s pretty inspired. So I gave it a try and my whole face lit up when I realised that it actually twirls right around your fork when you eat it just like spaghetti. I’m hooked, I’d go so far as to say that this is my new favourite thing (I’ve had this meal three nights in a row and I’m still not bored of it). It’s enough to fill me up at the moment, but those of you inclined to bigger portions might prefer this as a starter or light lunch. I always bring the heat but in this recipe I’ve climbed a little higher up the chilli ladder, hence the name piccante (spicy in Italian, thanks …