Having a love for all things Menorcan I thought I would share one of my favourite Menorcan dishes - Stuffed Courgettes or Carabassons Plens.
2 Medium Courgettes
2 Eggs - beaten
2 Ripe tomatoes - de-seeded and chopped
2 Cloves of garlic - chopped
Small bunch spring onions - White part only chopped.
4 tbls Breadcrumbs
Oil & salt
Cut courgettes in half length ways, scoop out seeds and pulp, leave a wall of 1/2cm all round. Chop the scooping and put to one side.
Heat 4 tbls oil in a pan and lightly fry the garlic and tomato and spring onions. Leave to simmer for 15 mins, then add the chopped courgette pulp and a little salt cook for a further 5 mins.
Cool the vegetables slightly and add 3 tbls of breadcrumbs and mix with the beaten eggs.
Stuff the courgettes with the mixture and sprinkle the remaining breadcrumbs over the top, add a small drizzle of oil.
Place in an oven at 160oc and cook for 30 mins.
The stuffing comes out like a firm omelette and the courgette is al dente - for a softer courgette, boil the courgette halves in salted water for 10 mins at the start of the process.