Stuffed courgette rolls

Stuffed courgette rolls

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 24 rolls

Try Gordon Ramsay's take on Italian antipasti - tantalise your palate with this no-cook starter

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
49
protein
2g
carbs
1g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
0.03g

Ingredients

  • 4 small courgettes, ends trimmed
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 3-4 tbsp balsamic vinegar, to drizzle
  • 250g tub ricotta
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 50g pine nuts, toasted (see Know-how, below)

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Method

  1. Slice the courgettes lengthways, using a swivel vegetable peeler – you’ll need 24 long strips. Drizzle some of the olive oil and balsamic over two large plates and lay the strips flat, trying not to overlap. Sprinkle with more oil and balsamic, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 20 mins. Can be prepared up to 6 hrs ahead.
  2. Mix the ricotta with lemon juice and seasoning to taste, then mix in the basil and pine nuts. Place 1 tsp of the ricotta mixture onto one end of a courgette strip and roll up. Repeat until you have used up all the filling. Arrange rolls upright on a plate and grind over some black pepper. Drizzle with a little more oil and balsamic vinegar to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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KatieDW's picture

These were absolutely delicious! I didn't have any fresh basil so instead used a spoonful of pesto. These went down really well and I would definitely do them again!

redsue12's picture
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I was very disappointed in these. Slicing was tricky, they discolored from the balsalmic (didn't look like the picture), and the filling was messy (too much lemon juice? the recipe did not state an amount). My tasters were unimpressed.

pycrust's picture
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Delicious!!!

karmenzapye's picture
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I will do them again, wonderful as a starters. What you put is what you spect.

perryvale114's picture

What do you do with the basil and pine nuts?

sarahfh's picture
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Looked gorgeous but tasted quite bland. Would make significant changes if made again.

m_sunci's picture
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I don't regret that I tested this, the taste was interesting, but the fiddling with the courgette slicing and marinating was too time consuming for an antipasti and the filling-rolling procedure was incredibly frustrating (my parcels fell apart never mind standing on "their feet").

eclare8's picture
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Delicious

marblewinks's picture

Also.... try with grilled aubergine!

marblewinks's picture

My boyfriend's mum is Italian and makes a great version of these - she replaces the ricotta with soft goats cheese (forget the pine nuts). The courgettes are also slightly more char grilled than the picture above.

katetereza's picture

Sorry, but these were bland and uninteresting. Friends took a bite and politely left them on plates. I thinnk that grilling corguettes and adding miced garlic to ricotta filling might save the dish.

aliciap's picture

Too fiddle, too small and not what I thought they were going to be!
Sorry Gordon

chica_andaluza's picture
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Didn't bother with the pine nuts but turned out well nonetheless. Easy to make and looks and tastes great!

chris-suarez's picture
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I little bit fiddly to put together, but the taste of the marinated courgettes and ricotta cheese complimented each other nicely.

lauren_ricci's picture
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I have to say after some of the comments i wasn't expecting much but it turns out these were a great hit with my family. I made as a little extra side dish for the stuffed red peppers and rice salad. I didn't even sprinkle with pine nuts as i didn't have any, they were stll yummy. I marnated for about 2 hours. Delicious and different.

iskona's picture
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No just not sure about this one. Think I expected more with this being one of Ramsey's. This was light and refreshing but not exciting at all. Probably be better with some kind of smoked meat as a part of anti pasti perhaps.

twinklyfairylight's picture
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Looked nice but not very exciting.

goldy21's picture

met geitenkaas 3 pp
witte balsamico

mmm204's picture
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These were nice and they certainly looked good; however I don't think I'd have any urge to make them again.

skakule's picture

For a non-veggie version, try putting a strip of prosciutto or another type of dried ham on the marinated strips of courgette. Lovely!

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