Zucchini Flower Pasta

zucchini flowers
The flowers are dazzling and the growth of the zucchini itself defying belief… almost triffid-like … if you look away they double in size- but snatched first thing with their gorgeous flower still open they are tender and delectable.

Inspired by Silvia Collaca’s “Made in Italy” which I’ve been loving to watch recently, I just had to make Saffron Pasta with Zucchini Flowers. So simple,quick and easy,using my favourite dried pasta.
chopped zucchini
saffron pasta dish

First caramellize the onion & garlic in olive oil, add the zucchini & flowers-Season & cook gently for about 10 minutes and add the saffron soaked in a little warm water. Meantime have the salted water boiling to cook the pappardelle-they only take 4 minutes. Drain, tip into the pan & stir. Add a little more oil & lots of pepper and serve with parmesan.
Delicate,fresh and delicious!
saffron pasta with zucchini & flowers

About Sour Cherries and Other Delights

avid reader,garden lover and curious cook...recently taken up knitting.
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