Marrow or Courgettes in Cream Sauce


serves 4
1 medium to large marrow or 6 courgettes
25 g (1 oz) butter
10 g (2 tsp) cornflour
15 ml (1 tbsp) water
15 g (1 tbsp) dried dill weed
salt and pepper
150 ml (1/4 pt) sour cream


1. Peel the marrow or courgettes and either finely chop or grate them.

2. Cook them with the butter, stirring from time to time, just until it begins to soften.

3. Mix the cornflour with the water until smooth and add. Stir and cook for a further 3 minutes.

4. Add the dill, salt and pepper and finally stir in the sour cream.

5. Warm through gently and serve hot, with roast meat, chicken or fish.

What did you think?

7 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Delicious Hot or Cold
posted by Pete and Ann @ 09:55AM, 7/08/09
Having a surplus of overgrown courgettes, we were desparately looking for an alternative way of cooking them. We came across this recipe and it appealed. We cooked one of our marrow sized courgettes, following the very easy instructions and had the result hot with our meal. Truly delicious and tasty. What's more, we ate the left-overs cold the following day - and they were just as delicous as when hot. Many thanks for this easy to use recipe.
posted by Rohan @ 08:58AM, 8/08/10
I made this dish based on the above report. What a dreadful way to eat fresh courgettes. It was tasteless, watery and boring. I added cheese sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked for 20 minutes. This improved it so it could be eaten but I won't be using this recipe again.
Can't understand why 15 people have manged to give it 5 stars
posted by Perkylad @ 06:50AM, 8/17/10
The flavour of dill, cream and marrow go very well together. I removed some of the seeds before i grated it (and used fresh dill), and found that the whole lot reduced in volume when cooked so even the medium sized marrow i used easily supplied just two portions. Very satisfying when you have 4 more sat in the kitchen waiting for new marrow ideas!
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