Zucchini Tuesday...

26 March, 2013

Running out of zucchini recipe ideas and needing to use up food, today I settled on a Thai style curry. Thank goodness zucchini is a great vegetable for taking on flavours and adding veggie bulk and texture.

Having both duck (not my own) and curry paste which needed to be used up, I headed into the garden to see what else could be scrounged in addition to the always prolific zukes.

This is what I came back into the kitchen with:


The zucchini, tomatoes and purple capsicum went into the curry. The cucumbers will likely star in tomorrows work lunch, and I have a feeling eggplant chips will be on this weeks dinner menu. But anyhoo, back to the zucchini.

The veggies got dry fried off with the curry paste, then coconut milk was added and simmered until the veg was cooked. Meanwhile the duck cooked off in a separate pan (otherwise its hard to render enough of the fat off, and I don't particularly like fatty meat) and the rice cooked itself in the thermomix.

20 minutes later, dinner was on the table.


Not an authentic Thai dish by any means, but tasty and there is no food needed to be unnecessarily thrown out and wasted. Win!

Thanks as always to Louise for starting these Tuesday celebrations of the humble Zucchini.

6 comments:

  1. What a stunning basket of produce and what a lovely curry. I agree, I love zucchini for its versatility in taking on other flavours. My recipe tonight was a fritatta.

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    1. Cheers! Mmmm, zucchini fritatta... another great zucchini idea.

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  2. That looks great but now I want to know more about eggplant chips.

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    1. I will now do a post about them. They are even more delicious than the name suggests!

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  3. This has nothing to do with this post,but I was talking to a customer who has kept on following your blog after a link I sent out to everyone.
    She was so in awe of your duck adventure!

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    1. That's ok, I'm glad she liked the blog. The ducks continue to be an adventure, but no eggs as yet. I've only just perfected making duck feed in the thermomix, and have been planning to blog about it for a while. Must do that one soon!

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