Roasting Courgettes

A versatile fruit that is often treated as a vegetable, courgette can be cooked in several ways.  It can be fried or stir fried, baked, broiled, steamed, braised, eaten raw and roasted.

Roasting this wonderful and popular summer squash transforms its taste to another level—something which a non-vegetable person would surely eat.

If you have purchased large courgettes (the bigger the courgette is, the more watery it becomes), you would be happy to know they are ideal for roasting.

Just slice them up lengthwise making sure they have a thickness of about ¼ inch and arrange them in a roasting tray.  Brush the courgette pieces with olive oil, season them with a little salt and pepper and pop them in the top shelf of oven.  The oven must be pre-heated at 200 degrees Celsius.

Bake the courgettes for approximately 20 minutes.  Remember to turn them over on the other side ten minutes after putting them in the oven so they can be evenly cooked.

This is not the only way to roast courgettes.  Some add more flavor to it by using lemon and rosemary before roasting.

Some incorporate garlic and mix it with other vegetables such as baby potatoes, eggplants and halved carrots.  There are really more than a hundred ways to do it.  All you need to do is to take your pick.