Thursday, 9 September 2010

Holiday Cooking

My Mum did the majority of the cooking whilst we were away and my first Mummy cooked meal when I got home was this ginger prawn, scallop and courgette risotto, which she made up one day when she had prawns that needed eating. I have to say it was really delicious and we all had second helpings. The ginger came through, but wasn't too strong and overpowering, this is definitely one for the folder.

This is a side dish I made, it's a potato and courgette gratin with cheddar cheese on top. That was also delicious, with the crispy potatoes on top and the creamy potato and courgette underneath. It made a fantastic accompaniment to the meat we had.

Potato and Courgette Gratin
(Serves 4)

3 medium courgettes, sliced
3 medium potatoes, sliced
1 small tub of double cream
handful of cheese, grated
2 cloves of garlic, sliced

Layer some of the potatoes in the bottom of an oven proof dish, then layer the courgettes on top, scatter some of the garlic on top of this. Then repeat the layers until you have filled the dish up. Pour the cream over the dish and scatter the cheese on top.

Bake in the oven at 200C for about 45 mins to 1 hour.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, that look delicious. Beautiful photos!