Marrow was a totally new discovery for me when I arrived to Malta… for me it looked like a zucchini or a courgette. But I was told that it was a marrow! So I had to get in touch with our good friend “Google” and find out more about it. And I learned that Zucchini and Courgette are the same thing but in different languages and that Marrows are the same vegetable that was left to grow to a larger size. So the main difference is the level of maturity in which the vegetable is harvested. You learn something everyday 🙂 Do you disagree or have you heard a different version? Let me know please… I’m only quoting “Google” 🙂
Now I know that I’m dealing with a larger courgette (which is what we call it in my country). But I’m also dealing with a shape that I’m not so used to. Back home, we usually find it shaped like a cucumber and not so much on a round shape. But here we easily find them in both shapes and apparently the round ones are mostly used for stuffing.
So, here I am trying a Maltese dish – Baked Stuffed Marrows 🙂 I’m not sure how traditional is my recipe. I found it on www.ilovefood.com.mt but I don’t know from whom is the recipe. Let me know what you think of my first attempt on a Maltese classic 🙂