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Griddled Marinaded Courgettes

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Ingredients
    quantities are approximates
  •  medium sized green and yellow courgettes, 1 of each
  •  1 medium patty pan squash or 2 smaller ones (I used the white variety)
  •  coarse sea salt
  •  freshly ground black pepper
  •  juice of 1/2 lemon
  •  handful of freshly chopped mint
  •  olive oil
  •  sunflower oil

Preparation

  •  Slice the courgettes lengthways, 1/2 cm thick
  •  Put the patty pan flat on the work surface and slice vertically, into 1/2 cm discs
  •  Bring all the slices into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, toss them around, so the courgettes are all slightly coated.
  •  Use a griddle pan (is not a necessity, but makes it look nicer) and let it get rather hot.
  •  Griddle the courgettes a few at a time on both sides
  •  When cooked through, bring them into a bowl.
  •  Squeeze a little lemon juice over the courgettes, a sprinkle of salt, black pepper and a drop of olive oil.
  •  Finish all the sliced courgettes like this, but beware of too much salt.
  •  Add the mint and toss.
  •  Adjust the seasoning and lemon juice to taste
  •  It can be kept in the fridge for a good couple of days, but you then need to cover with sunflower oil (don't use olive oil for this as it will be too bitter)