Pasta Ai Fiori Di Zucca (Pasta With Zucchini Blossoms) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pasta Ai Fiori Di Zucca (Pasta With Zucchini Blossoms) Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Pasta Ai Fiori Di Zucca (Pasta With Zucchini Blossoms)

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"Fresh squash blossoms and parsley give this pasta dish a wonderful summer flavor. Use your favorite pasta shape."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with water, stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta-cooking water.
  2. Clean and rinse zucchini blossoms, removing the inner parts (stigma or anthers); coarsely chop the flowers.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir garlic in the hot oil until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir parsley, saffron, and reserved 1/2 cup of pasta-cooking water into skillet; stir to combine. Add zucchini blossoms and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle cornmeal into mixture and stir constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Gently fold penne pasta into zucchini blossom mixture and top with Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.
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May 02, 2015

A fantastic pasta dish made like traditional pasta in Italy: simple and full of flavour. I made up the sauce while the pasta was cooking and the timing was right on for my bucatini. This dish is as beautiful as it is delicious. The colours are bursting as is the flavour. I think a key factor here is to use a smooth pasta, not rigata it really makes a difference. Thank you robwala for sharing this lovely recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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