Prawn Filled Courgettes

Yields6 Servings
 6 large courgettes
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 small onion chopped
 1 clove garlic chopped
 1 tbsp parsley chopped
 75 g butter
 75 g flour
 450 ml milk
 ½ tsp Dijon mustord
 250 g prawns
 100 g Cheddar cheese, grated
 50 g Cheddar, extra for topping
 50 g fresh breadcrumbs

slice courgettes lengthways and scoop out the centre and reserve

cook courgettes in boiling salted water for 4-6 minutes or until soft but firm; drain and place in a warm ovenproof dish

heat the olive oil in a pan and gently fry the onion and garlic until soft

chop the scooped out courgettes and add to the pan and cook for another five minutes, stirring all the time

remove from the heat, add the parsley and keep warm

place butter, flour, milk, seasoning and mustard into a saucepan and whisk to the boil over a gentle heat

add the courgette and onion mixture, the prawns and grated cheese and combine thoroughly

pour sauce over courgettes and sprinkle over with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs

place under a hot grill until it goes golden brown and crunchy

garnish with prawns

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