Sunday, September 23, 2007

0 Moroccon Zucchini Sauce Recipe

This recipe tastes amazing! We ate ours with some steamed lamb and couscous, it was gorgeous. The flavours compliment each other so very well. It is not always easy to have fresh coriander at hand so I tend to use a lot of dried coriander in my dishes, but in this Moroccan zucchini sauce recipe you must use fresh coriander leaves! Before you add the coriander leaves it tastes a whole separate dish compared to when you add your fresh coriander leaves. The coriander takes the edge of heat away and makes the dish more about the Moroccan flavours than the heat. We love this tasty dish I am sure you will love it just as much.

2 Courgettes
3 Small Onions (diced small)
3 Tomatoes (peeled, diced small)
1/2 Sweet Pointed Red Pepper (diced)
3 Garlic Cloves (crushed & chopped)
1 Red Chilli (de-seeded, diced)
1 Green Chilli (de-seeded, diced)
Tomato Puree
Olive Oil
Pinch Salt
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Cumin
Bunch Fresh Coriander Leaves(washed, stalks removed)

Fry your onions in some olive oil till they turn golden and transparent. Add your tomatoes and cook for a minute or 2. Add some water to help stew down the tomatoes and simmer. Cook for ten minutes then add your garlic and a pinch of salt, keep simmering ( you may need to keep adding a little water to help it stew down - don't add too much , just a little when needed).

When your tomatoes start to resemble a sauce add your chilli's,cumin and paprika. Add a generous helping of olive oil, stir well and keep simmering.

Add your courgettes/zucchini and sweet pepper. Simmer for a few minutes then add some tomato puree, this helps it thicken.

Now check if it needs more salt - only do this after you added your tomato puree as the puree can be salty. When your zucchini/courgettes are cooked your sauce should be ready so turn off the heat. Now sprinkle your coriander leaves on top, do not stir in! Place a lid on top and leave for a few minutes.

Your Moroccon Sauce is now ready, serve with lamb, couscous or food of your choice. We ate ours with steamed lamb and couscous. Enjoy Jeena's Moroccan Delight! :)

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