Spanish Braised Courgettes


Prep time: 
5 minutes


Simple and tasty tapas dish


  • 4 courgettes, sliced
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 40g butter
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil with two generous pinches of salt. Put in the courgettes and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until they are just tender but still crunchy. Drain.
  2. Place a large, heavy based, non stick frying pan on a high heat with the olive oil and two pinches of pepper.
  3. When it is smoking hot, drop in the courgettes and stir fry for half a minute.
  4. Add the butter and the thyme and cook until the butter starts to sizzle and the water has evaporated. Stir regularly, but avoid breaking up the courgettes. Serve immediately.