~ Saturday Supper Club ~
Quick and Easy Mixed Courgette & Cherry Tomato Clafoutis with Cheese
I often make sweet clafoutis, especially with cherries, but recently I ate a savoury one in a local restaurant, and it was delicious. Much lighter than a gratin or a traditional Quiche and a wonderful, colourful recipe idea for a vegetable accompaniment, light lunch or even a starter. This is the version that I invented using yellow and green courgettes with some little cherry tomatoes. I used finely grated parmesan cheese as opposed to Cheddar cheese or another hard cheese, and it worked perfectly. I made this in a 30cm/12″ round earthenware French Tian; but any attractive oven to table baking dish would be suitable.
A delicious and easy traditional French pudding; Clafoutis or Clafouti is basically a baked custard/pancake batter type pudding which is usually baked with fruit, but as you can see from my recipe here, it works beautifully when made as a savoury dish using vegetables. As I am having friends over for supper tonight, this will be the perfect Saturday Supper Cub recipe; I will serve this with a side salad and lots of crusty baguette as well as some wine of course! I will also offer a cheese board and something light and frivolous for dessert……I am not sure what yet, but I am thinking an old-fashioned ice cream sundae…….maybe!
This is a perfect Saturday supper recipe idea I feel, and I forgot the mention that I also used frozen courgettes in this recipe, as I didn’t have any yellow ones available, but I DID have some frozen ones from last summer; so frozen veggies work well in this recipe too, which is handy for last-minute serving ideas. I will see you tomorrow with a sweet treat and news of my supper club party, I have to shoot off now as I have to cook lunch and prepare supper of course! Bye for now and have a great Saturday, Karen