Courgette and garlic 'pasta'
Another great way to use your home-grown courgettes. Using a mandoline peeler, shave the courgettes into ribbons of pasta. You could use a food processor but the result would not be so aesthetically pleasing.
I've included this in our pasta category, even though it contains no pasta. It could possible be a gluten free pasta?
- 2 or 3 courgettes, depending upon the size
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- A good pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 chile de arbol
- 1 medium sized red onion, peeled and very finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
- 30 g of parmesan cheese, grated
- 80 g strong cheese of your choice cut into shaving with a speed peeler. I've used a nice gruyere
- 6 tablespoon of good tomato sauce (I've used some of my Tomato sauce for pizza)
- A good pinch of fresh herbs to garnish
- Using a speed peeler or mandoline, shave the courgettes into ribbons
- Add a good pinch of black pepper and the (whole) chili to the olive oil and heat in a large frying pan or wok.
- Add the chopped red onion and saute for 3 or 4 minutes
- Stir in the crushed garlic and before it gets a chance to colour, add the courgette ribbons
- Stir fry the courgettes, turning often, until they are done to your liking
- Discard the whole chili and add the shaving of strong cheese to the pan stir well and serve immediately before the cheese melts too much
- Place the warm tomato sauce on the plates and spoon the courgette mixture over the top
- Dress with fresh herbs and a good sprinkle of parmesan cheese
If you don't have any decent tomato sauce to hand, take a little from a bottle of shop-bought bolognese sauce or similar and freeze the remainder in small portions for future use with similar recipes.
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