Tuesday 21 October 2014

Late Harvest Pasta

It is surprising to see zucchini still growing in the garden in October!  I suppose this is just more evidence of the lovely warm Autumn we've had this year.  The following recipe came out of necessity on Sunday evening when the cupboards were bare but luckily I was able to pull a few things from the garden and make this quick and tasty dinner.

Picture above is Zucchini with blooms on October 21, 2014.
Late Harvest Pasta with Zucchini, Garlic and Red Cabbage from the garden
1 package of fresh or dry linguine
1 can of clams (with juice)
3 cloves of  minced garlic
1 small zucchini diced
1/4 small red cabbage finely shredded (with mandolin if you have one)
1 heaping tablespoon dried basil
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
Splash of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Get water boiling in pot for linguine.
Meanwhile in a sauté pan on low heat add olive oil and garlic.  Leave this for a couple minutes then add the clams with juice followed by all the other ingredients except the cabbage and parmesan.  When the pasta is cooked scoop from the pot directly into the pan using tongs or whatever scooping method works for you.  Stir ingredients together for a minute or two and turn off heat.  Add lemon juice parmesan and finely shredded cabbage - serve immediately.

Twirl and enjoy!