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Courgette blooms are fried in sunflower seed oil, which is extremely light in taste and complements the delicacy and fragrance of the flowers. Ouzo is by far Greece’s most famous alcoholic beverage. This is an ouzo-friendly Greek mezze to pair with aromatic Greek ouzo — a quintessentially Greek gastronomic experience. Ouzo, raki, and tsipouro are Greece’s traditional spirits, served as welcome and goodbye offerings, and the most typical souvenirs from Greece!
How to prepare and store courgette flowers
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; the female flowers are attached on the courgettes. They both have a bright yellow colour. Male flowers that grow on stems are bigger than the female blossoms and are hard to find at the grocery store or farmers’ market. Female blossoms are smaller but they taste the same as the male. Female blossoms are highly perishable and should be used as soon as possible after purchase, preferably within a day; you can store them overnight in the refrigerator, you should remove the stamens and trim the courgette stems and store them inside a reusable food container or a reusable bag. If you want to store male flowers, remove the stamens and place one inside the other, if they remain stacked one inside of the other, they retain their perfect cone shape; store them inside a reusable food container or a reusable bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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