Some times, when your main course is sort of nice on its own, but could just do with a little extra greenery to complete it, strips of soft warm courgettes is just the thing. They are easy to make, and take no time at all. They’re also quite tasty and healthy. You can add all sorts of interesting extras, to make it slightly different each time. You could toast some pine nuts and add those, or you could grate some parmesan cheese and add that. Different fresh herbs also work really well.
1 medium sized courgette
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon butter
a pinch of salt
Finely slice the courgette lengthways, using either a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler. Finely chop the clove of garlic, and melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic and sauté it for a couple of minutes. Add the courgette and a pinch of salt, and let it sweat for about 5 minutes. Drain off the excess liquid, and serve with your main course.