Today I have managed to use another 1/4 of my marrow by making a delicious ‘marrow and lentil stew’.
Just to clarify a question that has been popping up on Facebook and Instagram… a marrow in the UK is pretty much an overgrown courgette (zucchini) and not bone marrow (but I can understand the confusion there for sure!).
So far out of 1 marrow I have created 3 large portions of ‘Marrow Masala’ (not a 1940’s recipe), a ‘Courgette Cake’ (not a 1940’s recipe), 3 large jars of ‘Marrow Chutney’ and today a ‘Marrow and Lentil Stew’. The stew today was delicious!
Here is the stove top recipe.
Marrow and Lentil Stew
- 1 lb of marrow, deseeded, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/2 cup red lentils
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 heaped dessertspoon of chutney (I added the marrow chutney I made yesterday)
- Salt & Pepper to your own preferred taste
- Rosemary and other dried herbs to your own preferred taste.
- Bisto powder to thicken (or gravy granules)
- Place the onion is a saucepan with a teaspoon of margarine and fry lightly until starting to brown
- Add in the marrow, chopped tomatoes, red lentils, chutney, herbs and mix.
- Add in some boiling water to cover veggies and ad salt and pepper to taste.
- Add in Bisto powder (mixed into a smooth runny paste with a little water) to thicken after the stew has been cooking for 20 minutes. Continue to cook until veggies and lentils are cooked.