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Angel Hair With Saffron & Fennel Zucchini Recipe

January 24th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4mediumzucchini, halved lengthwise,seeds removed,and sliced into 1/4 inch crescents
  2. 5tablespoonsolive oil
  3. 3clovesgarlic, minced
  4. 1/2teaspoonfennel seeds
  5. 1/4teaspoonpowdered saffron
  6. 3medium ripetomatoes, seeded and chopped
  7. salt and black pepper
  8. 1lbangel hair pasta(capellini)
  9. To garnish

  10. oregano
  11. parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large skillet, saute garlic in olive oil for 2 minutes; add saffron and fennel seeds and saute for 1 minute more.
  2. Add zucchini slices and stir to coat thoroughly; cook on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, stir together and cook for another 5 minutes, breaking up the tomatoes slightly.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In the meantime, cook angel hair according to package directions: it should only take about 2 minutes.
  6. I like to add a little saffron to the pasta water for color and a little extra flavor, but just a pinch.
  7. Drain pasta and add to zucchini mixture in the skillet; stir together briefly and serve with a few snips of oregano and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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