Summer Squash Primavera

GO SQUASHIN!! They exist. 

Needs (for 3-4 appetizers):

  • 1 large handful spaghetti or linguine
  • 1 large summer squash, in slices (can peel if you prefer)
  • 4 slices bacon, chipped
  • 1 small punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups cream or half and half
  • 1 glug white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • red chili flakes, pepper and salt to taste
  • chopped parsley, chopped

How To:

  • Boil large pot of salted water 
  • in a frying pan, fry bacon until crispy and remove. Keep fat in pan
  • add garlic and squash, cook on medium heat. Add some salt and pepper 
  • add cherry tomatoes .. wait till they get squishy. When veggies are done, remove from frying pan and set aside with bacon. 
  • Degalze pan with white wine. Reduce and scrape edges. Add cream and half of Parmesan. 
  • Slowly simmer to reduce. 
  • When it is a bit thicker, add veggies back in. 
  • Cook pasta to al dente as you combine sauce. 
  • Strain pasta and top with veggies. Garnish with the rest of Parmesan and chopped parsley.

 

Posted on August 4, 2015 and filed under pasta, main event, appetizers, world travel.