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Courgette (Zucchini) & Parmesan Spaghetti -Fast Food Fast!

Last night I  went to Kings Cross to explore #LumiereLondon, the free festival that’s on this weekend.

Dresses by Tae Gon Kim #LumiereLondon Kings Cross

Dresses by Tae Gon Kim #LumiereLondon Kings Cross

It was a cold, clear night but that didn’t put off the crowds.  I saw some amazing  installations and when I got back home I was cold, hungry and wanted something hot, tasty and fast to cook.

Circus of Light #LumiereLondon Kings Cross

Circus of Light #LumiereLondon Kings Cross

 

So I decided to make one of my favourite fast food recipes – less than 15 minutes to prepare & cook.

Ingredients

  • 1 courgette (zucchini), washed, topped, tailed & sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • wholewheat spaghetti
  •  freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • freshly grated parmesan
  • freshly ground sea salt & black pepper

Method

Wholewheat Spaghetti cooking

Wholewheat Spaghetti cooking

  • Heat a frying pan to medium hot
  • Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water on a rolling boil ( to instructions, I cook for 8 1/2 minutes)
Get your sear on! Courgettes Cooking

Get your sear on! Courgettes Cooking

 

 

 

  • Mix courgette slices,  olive oil, oregano, & season with salt & pepper
  • Cook the slices for about 7 minutes turning half way until soft and golden brown
  • Add the chopped garlic and cook for 2 minutes
  • Drain the pasta, reserving a tablespoon of cooking water and add to courgette pan & mix
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice and grated parmesan, adjust season to taste

Courgette & Parmesan Spaghetti – Fast Food Fast – in less than 15 minutes!

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