During the heat of summer you can find at your local farmers market courgettes with flowers still attached. Do not throw away the flowers because they are not only edible but also beautiful delicacies. There are two different types of flowers – the male and the female; the male flowers bear no fruit and the female flowers are attached on the courgettes. They both have a bright yellow color. Male flowers that grow on stems are bigger than the female blossoms and they are hard to find at a grocery store or a farmers market. The female blossoms are smaller but they taste the same. The blossoms cannot be stored, though the fruit can. You do not have to throw the flowers away, male or female or both. Reduce your food waste by recreating this vintage recipe exploring the cuisine of Izmir from the community of Greeks from Izmir.
Wine and Food Pairing
For the optimum eating experience, choose an aromatic white wine defined by citrus notes with stuffed courgette flowers.