Monday, January 25, 2016

Miguel's 'Rustic Zucchini Roast'

Every time I go to our local library, which is usually once a week, I can't help but borrow cook books. There is always at least one recipe that takes my fancy. If only the kids were willing to be my guinea pigs, but no the nights when I cook something 'nice', they have a frozen pastie chucked in the oven for dinner. They'll quite happily chow down a pastie. Although I have to change my game plan, as Izzy has finally discovered there are green bits in them. Bugger!

I made this zucchini dish from Miguel Maestre's, Miguel's Tapas.

It didn't sound like much, and I was sceptical, but it was delish. I could totally see why it makes tasty and satisfying tapas. Perfect for a side dish, lunch or dinner. Breakfast even, and another recipe to use up any excess zucchinis.

Everyone seems to have SO MANY zucchinis a the moment. I can't grow them for shit! Good thing I know people who can, and they are totes happy to give them away get rid of them.

Miguel says this a Murcian(where he's from) tapas dish where the zucchinis grow as big as your arm. Let me tell you, the zucchinis my neighbour successfully palms off on me, are as big as my thighs!

This is Miguel's recipe halved, otherwise I'd be eating it until the cows come home. If you are expecting an army, double the recipe and get yourself a ridiculously huge pot to cook it in.

Miguel's Rustic Zucchini Roast

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 kg zucchini, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
2 sprigs oregano, leaves only, or 2 teaspoons dried
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

Heat oil in large saucepan. Add garlic for a minute on a low heat. Add onions. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.

Add zucchini, continuing to cook covered and stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper and add oregano.

Place mixture in a ovenproof dish and stir through eggs. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.


  1. Unfortunately zucchinis are one of the few foods that my kids don't like eating! They'd rather a frozen pastie too!

  2. I adore tapas. I could live on these dishes. My favourite tapas eatery closed down about two years ago on Brunswick St in Melbourne and I have still not recovered. This sounds fab and the cookbook sounds like one I must seek out. X

  3. i love zucchini and this looks like a great way to share it with the kids.

  4. Looks looks divine. We are putting together some rather interesting although questionable meals right now as we try and use up everything in the fridge and pantry before we move. I can't wait to be settled and to be able to get back into the kitchen and experiment.

  5. we can't grow zucchini either, they became a big feast for grasshoppers, though! This looks pretty yum!

  6. That does sound a bit yummy but oh my what a long cooking time.

  7. Yum! It sounds and looks incredible, and healthy too. I do a lot more BBQing than I do cooking, but I may need to step inside, and try this one out.

  8. Hi Alicia, I finally made it over here! Go me. Thank you so much for having a linky party which opens till later in the week. I couldn't make this recipe but I am glad you enjoyed it. Food is such a big deal in our lives and now I only cook for me most of the time I often lack inspiration (and the energy to do it as well). Love your Open Slather and will be joining in more that is for sure! Cheers, Denyse x

  9. Looks yum and oh-so-simple. I love anything simple! :)

  10. I really wish I had your passion and flair for cooking!!

  11. I've only recently started eating zucchini after deciding to become less fussy. Hopefully it sets an example for my very fussy 8 year old son!


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