Garlic Lover's Fettuccine With Olive Oil, Garlic and Zucchini

Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

Entered for safe-keeping. From Martha Rose Schulman's Fast Vegetarian Feasts, received in February 2009 Cookbook Swap. This is based on Italian Pasta Aglio e Olio (pasta with oil and garlic), adding zucchini that has been cut in matchsticks and briefly steamed, then tossed with the pasta and the oil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Although the author says 2-3 teaspoons of finely minced garlic is a lot, I would tend to add more, just because... DH and I love garlic.

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Directions

  1. Steam the zucchini 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
  2. Begin bringing water to a boil in a large pot for the pasta. (I would add a generous amount of grated sea salt to the water.).
  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil with the garlic in a small pan over very low heat. The garlic should simmer very gently, never turning brown, but just golden. (If it cooks too quickly, it will burn.) It should simmer for about 10 minutes. When it is golden and the oil aromatic, remove from the heat.
  4. Have a warmed serving dish ready.
  5. Cook the pasta al dente, and when it is done, spoon into the serving dish and toss with the oil and garlic, and the remaining ingredients.
  6. Serve at once, passing additional Parmesan cheese.