matchstick courgettes with ginger & lemon grass

courgettes (3 or 4)
1 stem of fresh lemon grass
11/2 inch/3.5 cm piece fresh ginger
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil

wash, top and tail courgettes.  Slice each in half across the middle, then halve each piece lengthways.  Now, slice thinly into strips.  Peel and chop ginger and lemon grass very finely.  Peel and crush garlic.  Put olive oil into large, heavy pan.  Add ginger, lemon grass, crushed garlic. Fry gently for about one minute (not allowing garlic to take colour), then flop in all courgette strips.  Stir fry for about 5 minutes, then cover pan and allow to cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time, for another few minutes until the courgettes are cooked but still al dente.

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posted by sasha on 10 Feb 06 - 6949 views


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