Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Easy and Delicious

Tyler’s Ultimate Spaghetti with Zucchini and Summer Squash
Kosher salt
1 zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
1 summer squash, sliced into thin rounds
1 pint cherry tomatoes (I’ve made this without the tomatoes and it was still delicious)
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves (1 tsp dried)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound spaghetti

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat for the spaghetti.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine the squashes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and oregano in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and give it all a good toss. Dump that out onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 to 12 minutes, until the squash is tender and caramelized. Scrape the vegetables into a large pasta bowl and cover with a plate to keep everything warm.
The pasta water should be boiling by now. Add the spaghetti and stir to separate the strands. Cook for 8 to 9 minutes, until al dente.
To finish, scoop out about 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain the pasta, and toss gently with the roasted vegetables. Add the pasta water if needed.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds so much better than the paschetti I had tonight. Very disappointing.