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Sep 23, 2010

Pasta with shaved veggies

You will need:
1 lb zucchini, ends trimmed
1 ib carrots, peeled
1 box (1 lb) spaghetti
5 Tbsp butter, cut up
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 pepper
shaved parmesan

To make bring a 5-6 qt pot of water to a boil.
Use a vegetable peeler to shave zucchini & carrots. Cook pasta until al dente.
Then add the veggies to the pasta pot. Cook 1 minute or until veggies are just tender.
Remove & reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain pasta mixture.
Meanwhile, melt butter in same pot used to cook pasta. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

Return pasta & veggies to pot. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Add some of the reserved pasta water to create a thin sauce. Top with parmesan.

*Tip: You can always add melted butter & a little EVOO onto the pasta to enhance the flavor*

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