Yesterday I spotted some 'Hedge Veg' that was 'Free to take away' and I chose these items - a marrow and a gherkin!
I have looked up 'Marrow'
"A marrow is a cucurbit, which means it’s from the same family as the melon, cucumber, squash and courgette. The marrow is actually a courgette that has been left on the plant to grow a little longer; likewise, if you pick a marrow when small it is classed as a courgette. Marrow has a creamy flesh, edible skin and seeds and a mild flavour."
So I'm considering just using the Marrow in a casserole with some turkey and beans and other vegetables - and I'm wondering what to do with the Gherkin.
So any ideas?
I've only ever had a pickled gherkin - so I am not sure what to do with that one - maybe it could be cut up and included in the casserole, or maybe I could try to pickle it?
Anyone used raw gherkin in recipes - and if so - what would you do?
Any help/suggestions gratefully received.
p.s. Any ideas for using the Marrow in other recipes also appreciated.
Update: I've made a Turkey Casserole with the Marrow and the Gherkin included - so I've updated the photo accordingly.