Stuffed mince and rice marrow

Whats nicer then eating your own homegrown vegetables and even better still if they are organic?

This version of stuffed marrow is made with produce from my garden and boy did it taste good.

If you dont grow your own dont fret Marrows are reasonably cheap at this time of year so why not give this recipe a try?

Ingredients Apple logo – Serves 2-4 people

  • 1 medium size marrow
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tbsp of mixed herbs* (thyme, rosemary, marjoram, basil, oregano)
  • 1tbsp pirpir sauce
  • 2 springs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • 90g beef mince
  • 4 chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 75g grated parmesan (or any other cheese you prefer)
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes and 2 baby cucumbers to garnish
  • 1 handful of rice

*I always make up a jar of mixed herbs in advance so that they are always on hand and it is one less thing i need to do when cooking.

Methodmixing bowl

  1. Heat the oven to 180c degrees/350F/gas4 C
  2. Add the rice to a pan of boiling water (I like to add a teaspoon of polish spices to mine but its really up to you)
  3. Cut the marrow in half length-ways uncooked marrow
  4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onion until soft
  5. Add the garlic
  6. Add the mince and lightly cook until brown
  7. Remove from heat and add the herbs, sundried tomatoes, the drained rice and a couple of teaspoons of piri pirisauce (or tomato puree if you prefer).
  8. Place one half of the marrow onto a large sheet of baking foil and fill the grove with the cooked mince mixture then sprinkle liberally with grated Parmesan (or any other cheese). I have also added a sprig of Thyme. marrow prepared for oven
  9. Now lift the two sides of the foil up and fold over the top and tuck in the sides.marrow in foil                                                                                                        repeat with the other half of the marrow.
  10. Place in the oven for about 40 minutes (make sure the marrow is cooked by testing it with a fork)
  11. Remove the foil, sprinkle with cheese and return to the oven uncovered for 5 minutesstuffed marrow served on a plate                Eat with some fresh baby tomatoes and baby cucumber or cut in half to make extra portion and serve with salad.

Note if you prefer you can leave out the mince or the rice but I like to add both


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