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This unusual use for courgettes is light, flavourful and very quick to throw together. It is a good weeknight dinner with a pile of fluffy jasmine rice. Nam plah, or Asian fish sauce is fairy readily available, but if you haven't got it to hand use a small splash of vinegar and a pinch of salt instead.


  • 4 courgettes
  • 125g minced pork
  • 50g raw prawns, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 small onion or 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 60ml coconut cream
  • 2 tsp nam plah (asian fish sauce)


  1. Cut the courgettes in half and scoop out a small trench of the softer flesh in the middle.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pork, prawn, garlic, coriander, sugar, onion, 2 tablespoons of coconut cream and nam plah.
  3. Wrap the courgettes in foil, leaving the top open. Place in a steamer, cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the filling is cooked through.
  4. Dot with coconut cream and peanuts to serve.
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