Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Zucchini Linguine "Alfredo"

Zucchini Linguine "Alfredo"

 Slice zucchini into long thin pieces, then saute till tender and it is just as pliable as the pasta twirling on your fork!

2 oz linguine
1/2 medium zucchini, sliced into long strips
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 wedge of Laughing Cow Light
1 tbsp butter spread
1 lemon wedge
few basil leaves
sprinkle of parmigiana
Salt & Pepper

To slice the zucchini, I use a mandolin and slice it thinly long ways. Then stack the pieces and cut them into long strips. 

Start boiling salted water for the pasta. Add pasta when boiling. 

In a medium saute pan, heat up the olive oil over medium. Then add the garlic and zucchini and saute till the zucchini is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. (about 8 minutes.)
At this time the pasta should be almost ready. Use tongs or a fork to add the pasta directly to the saute pan with the zucchini and garlic. You want to save the cooking water. 

Stir in the butter spread and laughing cow cheese. If the "sauce" is too thick add a bit of the cooking water till it is the desired consistency.

Top with a hint of lemon juice, basil and parmigiana.

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