• 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus a little extra to serve
  • cut into 3cm-thick rounds Romana courgettes 4 (or 2 regular courgettes)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes, plus extra to serve
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • a handful mint leaves


  • STEP 1

    Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Season the courgettes and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, then remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate.

  • STEP 2

    Add the onion and turn down the heat to medium. Fry for 15 minutes until soft, then add the vinegar, sugar and chilli, and return the courgette pieces to the pan. Cook for a few minutes, season, then divide between two plates.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle over the sliced raw garlic, tear over the mint, sprinkle with a few more dried chilli flakes and a drizzle of olive oil.



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