One of my favourite things about this time of year is that marrows are available in the shops. And I really, really, REALLY like a good stuffed marrow. Now, in all fairness the photo really doesn’t do the dish justice. I could have eaten the entire marrow and all the stuffing on my own!
The hubbie and the teenagers all cleared their plates as well. 6yo wasn’t so impressed with the marrow but did eat the rice and stuffing, as did the one year old.
You can stuff a marrow with practically anything you like. This time I cut a marrow length ways, spooned out the middle and stuffed it that way. Other times I cut it across into donut shaped portions and stuff the wholes. It doesn’t make much difference either way. I have been known to stuff a marrow with meat or veggies. This time I went vegetarian, as that is my favourite.
I rarely follow a recipe, so I just fried up some onions and garlic in olive oil, with a few herbs, then threw in mushrooms, celery and the one lonesome sweet potato that was sitting by itself in the veggie basket – all chopped into teeny pieces, which helps disguise them from picky kids. I added to that a tin of green lentils and a tin of adzuki beans, plus a little Bouillon stock (not much) just to stop it drying out.
Whilst this was frying I had the marrow in the over with a little olive oil drizzled over it.
I then added the stuffing to the marrow, covered it with tin foil and baked in the oven until the marrow nice and tender. It was delicious!