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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yummy Stuffed Marrow Recipe

With the crisp fall air being felt in my bones , the leaves from the ornamental pear trees beginning to turn beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange there is only one thing on my mind..Hearty FOOD! If you know how to make squash then this marrow recipe will make a wonderful addition to your families dinner menu.

Stuffed Marrow Recipe   

Marrow with lentils and spinach
For people that are fans of veggie recipes...add the marrow vegetable to the list because it taste amazing stuffed! -You can use  lentils as a filling and spinach. I use the small brown lentils ,but green ones would work too. Serves 4 so eat up

What you will need

-a medium-sized marrow
 -chilli sauce
-2 large shallots 
-2 handfuls of green leaves such as spinach or chard
-4 tbsp olive oil
-6 medium-sized tomatoes or 20 cherry tomatoes

-8 oz bag small brown (green ones if you want to use those)
Bring a pan of water to the boil in which to cook the lentils. Add them to the water and leave to simmer
Meanwhile, peel and slice the shallots and soften them in a saucepan with the olive oil. Chop the tomatoes into a desirable size. Let them cook a while, till they are soft and mushy, then stir in your chilli paste. I like to add some chilli paste to give my food a little bit of a kick . You may add water to your chilli paste if you want a thinner sauce.
Drain the cooked lentils, then stir them into the onion(shallots) and chilli sauce. Tear the leaves of the spinach or Swiss chard up into small pieces and stir them in to the lentils. Bring to the boil, then cover and leave to simmer over a lower heat till the greens |are soft.
Cut the marrow in half lengthwise, but don't peel it ... the rind will give it support once you add the lentils and chard. Scoop out the core and slide the two halves into a large pan of boiling, salted water. Leave until they are tender and then lift out with a draining spoon and lay them in a dish. 
Spoon the lentil mixture into the hollows in the marrow, cover with foil then bake for 20 minutes on 350. More time may be needed if you want to taste more of the sauce flavor. Take out of the oven  let cool for a few minutes then enjoy!

If your looking for more vegetarian recipes or interested in further reading on the wonderful marrow head on over to here

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