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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 …

Sesame Fried Courgettes

It’s been a huge few weeks for courgettes in the UK, and anyone with an allotment or vegetable garden will probably have an enormous glut of them just as we do. Perhaps it’s down to the higher-than-usual temperatures, or the occasional heavy rain shower, I’m no green-fingered genius so I wouldn’t know. All I do know is that I’m grateful for all this free green stuff. So “what do I do with all these courgettes?” I hear you ask. Fear not, this week I’ll be bringing you a few recipe ideas to mess about with and use up your bounty. Sesame fried courgettes are best served as a tapas dish, and in the spirit of tapas they’re best served straight from the pan. Warm, spicy, crunchy, salty – if you’ve got a courgette hater in the house, this recipe is likely to swing ’em. I’ve been a bit vague with measurements because it’s such a casual affair and a super simple concept, so please forgive the lack of official guidance and go with the handful …

Spicy Sriracha Fish Noodles

It’s starting to feel like Summer’s on its way out. The light isn’t lasting quite as long every evening and the temperature is slowly creeping downwards – so what better way to whack it back up than with insanely spicy suppers. My first class foodie godparents got us this┬áSriracha Kaffir Lime Rub and up until this evening I’ve not known quite what to do with it. I’m usually all for making this kind of stuff yourself but let’s face it, it’s a Tuesday and I’m hungry and I’ve been at work all day. Plus, the flavours in this little tin will blow your socks off – if you can get your hands on some, do. If you’re not a fan of spicy food (I’m talking to you Grandad) then this recipe is not for you, however if the very title of this recipe had you interested (I’m talking to you chilli geeks) then please, read on. Serves 2 2 fillets of white fish (I used river cobbler, cheap/cheerful/sustainable) 200g fine green beans (remember to top …