Introduction: Courgette Ricotta Bake
Do you also have many home-grown zucchini aka courgettes in your garden & don't know a delicious recipe to use a few of them up? No, then make my easy recipe & it is quick to make too! MMMM!
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients!
Recipe: For 4 persons, each 1 big piece
For the puff pastry topping:
200 gr thinly sliced courgettes ( It was 1 small yellow one & 3/4 green courgette)
1 fat clove of garlic, peeled & finely chopped
80 gr of finely grated parmesan cheese, divided into 2 portions each of 40 gr!
pink salt in a grinder
200 gr ricotta cheese
a fruity extra virgin olive oil
1 package of 340 gr round puff pastry with margarine (or butter) if you prefer
2 tablespoons water
For the side salad:
4 handfuls of fresh rocket leaves, torn
12 bigger cherry tomatoes, each cut into 2
a peppery extra virgin olive oil
pink salt in a grinder
Step 2: Preheat the Oven & Roll Pastry Out.
Preheat your oven to 200°C (450 F) for 10 minutes. Carefully roll your pastry out onto a Silpat. Place this on an oven rack. Prick the base several times with a fork. Leave 2 cm from the edge alone.
Step 3: Mix Ricotta, 1/2 Parmesan, Water + Chopped Garlic. Spread Out Onto Pastry Base!
Take a medium bowl & ad ricotta cheese, 40 gr of the Parmesan cheese & 2 tablespoons of water. Mix well through. Spread this evenly out onto the puff pastry, leaving the 2 cm from every side open.
Step 4: Arrange Courgette Slices & Season With That Same Oil, Pepper & Some Salt. Scatter Rest of Parmesan Cheese Over Courgettes!
Arrange the courgette slices side by side on top of the cheese mix. I could place 210 gr of courgette slices on the cheese mix. Maybe, you can place more, it is up to you. Season with some black pepper, pink salt but not too much because the cheeses are already salted! Drizzle that peppery oil over the courgette slices! Finally, top with the rest of the Parmesan cheese & fold sides into middle! See last photo above!
Pop into the lower end of the hot oven. bake for about 25-30 minutes. Check often to prevent burning of the cheese on top! I lowered my oven temp. to 180°C (350 F) in the last 10 minutes.
Step 5: Make Side Salad!
In the meantime, make your side salad. Mix everything in a salad bowl & mix through.
Step 6: Bake Topped Pastry for 30 Minutes Until Golden Brown!
When the pastry is done & well-baked, take out of the oven. Slice the pastry on a chopping board & slice into 4 big pieces. Wait for 5 minutes & serve with the side salad. Enjoy with a loved one. We were with the 2 of us so we ate each 2 big pieces,….Yum yum! You can also find this tasty recipe here on my blog: http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/vegetarian-courgette-ricotta-bake/
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