Stir Fried Baby Marrow (Courgette/Zucchini) Ribbons

It is incredible how different food can taste depending on how you cut it.  I never cut carrots into rings, they taste so much nicer in little segments – almost diamond shaped and depending on what the accompaniments are, will depend on how I cut my potatoes for roasting.  So no different then with baby marrows – rings or julienne of marrow just would not be right for this fabulous stir fry, ribbons it had to be.

Stir Fried Baby Marrow Ribbons


1 onion sliced
125g button mushrooms sliced
200g baby marrow ribbons (I used a vegetable peeler)
Vegetable spice
1 large clove garlic crushed
Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Fry the onion and mushrooms in butter until the onion is translucent and the mushrooms are cooked.
  2. Add the baby marrow and vegetable spice and wilt down for one to two minutes.
  3. Stir through the garlic and add salt and pepper to taste.
I was thinking post the fact that a drizzle of soy sauce would have been a nice addition or possibly a couple of anchovies.

50 thoughts on “Stir Fried Baby Marrow (Courgette/Zucchini) Ribbons

  1. Preparing them this way makes such a pretty presentation. You very last words, about adding anchovies, really caught my attention. Any dish that includes anchovies is aces in my book. Yum!

  2. This looks so pretty! What a fun dish to serve. It would no doubt impress. How could it not – those little ribbons are just so fun! 🙂 Have a great weekend Mandy.

  3. You’re absolutely right, ribbons of zuchinni work perfectly in this dish. I do like to vary the cuts depending on the overall composition of the dish. This sounds and looks fabulous!

  4. Hi Mandy! Nice idea to make ribbons out of your zucchini. They do look beautifully tender. I’m always amazed at the varieties of pastas available. More proof that texture matters.

    • A mandolin is perfect for slicing the zucchini! I am looking forward to reading more on your blog soon – this family tree is keeping me super busy at the moment but I am very close on finishing the bulk of it. Have a super weekend. 🙂

  5. I agree so much with what you say about how you cut vegetables. Never liked carrots in rings either, yet I adore carrots! Looks like a lovely, light and full of flavour recipe Mandy 🙂

  6. Hi I made this for my family and they said, that I must make it everytime like this, because it is delicious. Thank you for this very easy recipe. Paula

  7. Thank you for this lovely recipe. Loved the ribbon idea. Made is tonight, but didn’t have veggie spice, used mixed herbs instead and was delicious.

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