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Wood Fired Courgette Tian

Our wood fired courgette tian is an absolutely delicious meal for a summer lunch. What’s even better is its gluten free and suitable for vegans!

You’ll Need

  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small lemon
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 900g courgettes, sliced into ¼ inch disks
  • 3tbsp chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper

Method
To begin, you need to fire up your wood fired oven to its optimum temperature and allow to cool until 170-180°C.

Next, heat your olive oil until hot in a cast iron skillet over a medium heat. Add your onions and fry for around 20 minutes, stirring until they’ve turned golden brown. Add your garlic, constantly stirring, until your garlic is lightly browned.

Then, turn your heat down slightly to a medium-low heat and add in your tomatoes, zest of your lemon, 1tbsp of lemon juice, salt, pepper and spices. Simmer on low for about 5 minutes until your tomatoes have cooked down a little.

Remove 2/3 of your tomato sauce and place in a separate bowl. Then, spread the remaining sauce evenly over on the bottom of the pan. Take your courgettes and layer them in your pan in slightly overlapping concentric circles. Make sure you season well with salt and pepper.

Repeat this step again to create two layers of courgettes and then top with the remaining 1/3 of your tomato sauce and season well.

Cover your skillet with some foil and place in your wood fired oven for 35-40 minutes. When time’s up, remove your foil and bake for a further 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, drizzle with olive oil and enjoy!

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