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Sizzling courgettes agro dolce
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Serves: 4 as a side
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 medium courgettes, thickly sliced
1 small red onion, finely sliced
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 garlic clove, sliced
3 tbsp sherry or red wine vinegar
1 tbsp light brown soft sugar
2 tbsp flame raisins
3 fresh oregano sprigs, leaves picked
1 Put 3 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the courgettes and cook briskly, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until sizzling and golden. Spoon the courgettes onto a plate, leaving as much oil as possible in the pan.
2 Turn the heat down a little and add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the pine nuts and garlic, then cook for 2 minutes, until the pine nuts begin to colour.
3 Add the vinegar, sugar and raisins and simmer for a minute or so to form a syrupy glaze. Return the browned courgettes to the pan with the oregano and heat through for a further 2 minutes, tossing now and then to coat the vegetables. Season, drizzle with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and serve with fish or chicken and some crusty bread, if liked.
This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, July 2017. Updated June 2020.
Typical values per serving:
Low in saturated fat
This recipe was first published in July 2017.