Monday, August 25, 2008

Zucchini Pasta


A very quick and simple meal that I found over at one of my favorite food blogs: The Pioneerwoman Cooks. I've changed the quantities a bit, but the recipe is pretty much the same. It's a great little thing, really - tasty pasta with a light white wine-cream sauce, with plenty of summer veggies. Can't go wrong with that! And best of all, it won't take you more than.. say, 20 minutes. At the most.

Zucchini Pasta
Serves 2

1 zucchini, diced
1 onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
olive oil
100 ml white wine
100 ml cream
parmesan, grated
fresh basil, shredded
180 g pasta (I like bowties - farfalle)

Get the pasta going, while you do the rest.

Dice the zucchini. Chop onions and garlic, and halve the tomatoes.

Heat some olive oil in a skillet. Fry the zucchini, over fairly high heat, so that it browns a bit. Don't let it cook too long, it should retail some bite. Remove to a plate with some paper towels, and let it drain off a little.

Heat more olive oil, and fry onions and garlic on medium heat until softened. Add the cherry tomatoes, and the white wine. Let it reduce for a few minutes. Add the cream, and the zucchini.

Season with lots of salt and black pepper. Drain the pasta, but save some of the water. Add the pasta to the sauce, and if it looks dryish, add some of the pasta water. Finish with shredded basil and grated parmesan.

Recipe in Swedish:


HennHouse said...

I can't wait to make this--I've actually got everything on hand--with a zucchini ready to pick and fresh tomatoes and basil in the garden!

glamah16 said...

Perfect quick summer meal.

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Simple and fresh - and also an excuse to finish the bottle of wine you open for the sauce!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks so delicious! And I have all of the ingredients so I think this is what im having for dinner. Yum.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Zucchini is all over the blogosphere these days. I made a pasta dish the other day as well:D

Anonymous said...

Hello, im the person who posted an anonymous comment above. Anyway thought id let you know that I prepared this for my family last night and it was exquisite! They all loved it. Thank you!

Candace said...

Wonderful! And I do love the pasta shown here. Zukes in the garden and you just can't go wrong.
Thanks, Anne!


Jeanne said...

This looks so quick and easy - and delicious! Farafalle always make pasta dishes look more cheerful :)

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