15/11/2010

Vegan MoFo IV Day 15: Vegan Stuffed Marrow

I squee'd out loud when I spotted some marrows at the market yesterday- it has been years since I've had a marrow and whilst I was happy to go home and just steam it with a little salt and pepper and a knob of buttery marg on top; Mr treehugger came up with the idea of stuffed marrow.
Great idea!

Stuffed Marrow

Ingredients
serves 6

1 large marrow
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 leek, washed and sliced
1 teaspoon Herbs Provencaal
pinch of salt
8 twists fresh black pepper
Breadcrumbs from 4 slices wholewheat vegan bread
good knob of vegan marg (2 Tablespoons-ish)
1 Pink Lady apple, diced

Method
Set the oven to 190°C/gas 5. Cut both ends off of the marrow about 1 inch thick - just make sure the slices are big enough to fit a spoon in to remove all the seeds from inside - keep these "lids" 'cos you'll need them later.
Use a spoon (I used a sundae spoon) to scrape out the innards so as the marrow is now hollow all the way through

 
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onions and garlic gently for 5 minutes. Add the leek, salt, pepper and herbs and cook for a couple of minutes more.
Add the breadcrumbs and the vegan marg and stir everything up really well. Take off the heat and stir in the chopped apple.

Pack the mixture into the marrow, replace the lids on each end and wrap the whole thing in kitchen foil.
Place on a baking sheet and cook for about 1½ to 2 hours.

Remove the foil from the marrow and cut into slices.


 

19 comments:

Ricki said...

What an innovative idea to stuff it that way! And a beautiful presentation. This would make a great side at a holiday meal. :)

Anna said...

I love stuffed marrow, not had it since I was a vegan though as it was usually stuffed with mince when I was a child. My family eat marrow with runner beans and white sauce, it's so yummy that way, but I haven't seen one for sale in ages, wonder if my Mum had grown any this year...

Seglare said...

This looks so impressive! I would love to try it out if only I could get my hands on some marrow. :)

Tea and Sympatico said...

Mmm. Love the sound of that with the leeks and the apple.

Kristina @ spabettie said...

great idea - and it looks tasty too! (I love the face peeking through!) :D

HAPPY MONDAY, have a great week!

jessy said...

i LOVE this, Jeni! i also LOVE that you squeeeeee'd out loud in the store. makes me happyfaced knowing i'm not the only one who does that. aahahahahahaa! your stuffed marrow looks awesome & ohhhh-soooo delicious! what a great idea, and a pretty one, too!

aimee said...

Mmmm. Looks delicious and most creative!

shellyfish said...

I've never stuffed a marrow like this before - but it looks so beautiful and fancy! I love it - and I loved that little kitty face peeking through!

Rose said...

I love the little face peeking through marrow...so cute!

These look delicious.

miss v said...

i'm going to acknowledge that i had no idea what a marrow is. i knew it couldn't be what i know it as...

whew. thank goodness google set me straight!

Mandee said...

Yummo! I bet this would be a delicious meal on a cold, wintery night!

Jessica said...

This looks really interesting - I have not heard of marrow, or stuffing a squash like a manicotti! Looks good, though. I especially like the photo where you can see straight through the squash - awesome!

wingraclaire said...

Impressive! And clearly I'll have to research what, exactly a marrow is!

wingraclaire said...

Impressive! And clearly I'll have to research what, exactly a marrow is!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I've never heard of this before. I had to look it up. :) Sounds and looks great, though!

cravinveggies said...

So clever! That looks delish!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

Now that's a marrow I can get down with!

vegannifer said...

I'm so glad dreaminitvegan commented about what marrow was! I've never heard of it before. Glad your food made you smile today!

Felicity said...

That looks really yummy. I like the idea of adding apple to the stuffing. I recently made a batch of lemon curd using marrow instead of eggs and it is stupendously awesome.