Argh, courgettes courgettes everywhere! What are you doing with your 5Acre courgettes (or zucchini where I come from)?????
This pasta dish is one of my favourites. It’s fresh, quick and easy and tastes like Summer to me. It is actually a base I use for Summer time muscle pasta back in Australia when the muscles are in season. But I have been using grilled zucchini (sorry, courgettes) instead of muscles, and of course you don’t get that sea flavour, but the flavour from the grilled courgettes go extremely well with the sauce.
The sauce is very simple…..
Wack your oven on about 180, thinly slice a good 2 baking trays of zucchini, with a bit of olive oil, bake until just browning. Put aside. Meanwhile chop all of your other ingredients.
1 cup parsley
About 2 cups fresh 5Acre fresh tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic chopped fine or minced.
Then, boil salted water for your pasta, I think linguine goes best. Start to cook your pasta while you start your sauce.
Saute the garlic for a few minutes in a really big slosh of olive oil, be careful not to burn. Add the tomatoes on high heat (and some chilli if you want), when they are cooked down a little, add a big slosh of white wine. Let that cook off for a few minutes. Don’t worry if the sauce is reducing a bit too much, the pasta water added in the end will loosen it all up. Season with a good amount of salt and some pepper. Turn the heat down, add the grilled zucchini and keep it warm on a low heat. If it gets too sticky and reduces too much, add a dash of the hot pasta water.
When the pasta is al dente, scoop out a big mug of the pasta water before draining, keep it to the side, drain the pasta and add it to the sauce with the chopped parsley and toss. Adding the hot pasta water as you toss until you get a nice consistency. Slippery, not sticky.
That’s it. Very quick. Very tasty, Summery courgette linguine.
Serve with insalata mista using 5ACre farm cucumber, tomato and onions.
Any other courgette ideas?! I’m sure you’re doing something with those courgettes. Doesn’t have to be fancy, just send me your ideas to share to 5acrefarmblog(at)gmail<dot)com,
All the best,