My father-in-law has been giving away his rather overgrown courgettes/Marrows yesterday. Ive got a couple, so thought i would try making soup from 1 of them, then stuff the other.
Ive just made it, and i have to say it tastes very nice. I havent even added any cream to it yet, i think it would be tasty enough without to be honest.
Nutrition Per Serving (aaprox): Calories (kcal) 77, Carbohydrate (g) 6.0, Protein (g) 1.6, Fat (g) 5.3, Fibre (g) 1.0
1 and a half garlic bulbs (or however much you have/like garlic).
2 large white onions
1 large marrow ~ 500g flesh, peel the skin and scoop out the seeds.
2 OXO cubes, i used chicken ones cos thats what i had, but reckon vegetable would be just as good.
Take the outer layer of the garlic off the bulb, but dont peel the cloves. Place them in a small bowl (i used a ramekin) and cover with olive oil. It is a fair bit of oil, but you can then bottle this up again afterwards and you have a nice garlic infused oil for future use. Bake in the oven at 190C for about 10-15minutes to soften.
Chop up the onions and fry in a little oil in a large saucepan.
Peel, de-seed, and chop the marrow into cubes.
Once the onions are softened, (about the time it takes for the garlic to be done), add in the marrow, the garlic (you can drain the garlic on some paper towel to cool and remove excess oil before squeezing the garlic out its shell. Make up about 1L stock, add in and cook for about 20-30minutes. Once the marrow is soft, whizz it up. Im not so technical with my cooking measures, so i tend to have a look and if it looks quite thick then add some more stock unless you prefer a thick soup - ive got 6 portions out of mine at least. And for a bit of extra special-ness, you could always add in a bit of double cream!