In final place comes Mister Roy with both his recipes (sorry, Roy, but someone had to come last!) His marrow-cum-courgette koan dish was just too, er, metaphysical (OK - I admit I didn't make this one), and his courgette lasagne, substituting strips of courgette for the pasta layer, didn't actually work, I'm afraid. You could just about get away with it by mopping up the juices with some garlic bread - but, after all, you really can't mess about with a classic Italian dish such as lasagne. I mean, the pasta is there for a purpose, n'est-ce pas?
In 3rd place comes the long-distance-walking, cheese-and-onion-pastie-loving Peewiglet (check out her website for her amazing pix of scrumptious Corsican dishes). Her simple, wholesome and - it must be said - very tasty courgette omelette, made of free-range eggs, was absolutely fine, as omelettes usually are - but just lacked that certain pizazz to wow the judges (me, that is).
Closely behind our winner comes Weaver Of Grass with her inventive courgette and garlic mash thickened with parmesan and crème fraiche, and served with pasta - very tasty indeed, and I liked it a lot. (Apologies, Grassweaver, but I didn't have a marrow highly developed enough to make your other dish.)
But 1st place has to go to Rebekah Scott over at Big Fun In A Tiny Pueblo. Her grated courgette, garlic and parmesan fritters, bound together with eggs and breadcrumbs, and served with garlic mayonnaise, were sensational! The contrast between the crispy outside, and the soft, succulent texture of the courgette and breadcrumb mixture inside, was simply perfect. (I've some more in the fridge just waiting to be fried and eaten.) So congratulations to Rebekah. I'll be making her Spanish albergue a definite stopping place next time I'm on the Camino...
The combination of courgette, garlic and parmesan is definitely a marriage made in heaven.
Thanks again to everyone for their recipe suggestions - I had such fun!