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Friday, July 27, 2012

Zucchini Tagliatelle: Foodie Friday


zucchini tagliatelle
Zucchini Tagliatelle

Our camp in the Adirondack Mountains is on an island, so when dinner doesn't work out I have to improvise with what I have on hand. I usually am very prepared, my husband and I are both old Boy and Girl Scouts. The evening I made this dish we were planning on grilling chicken...well when we opened up the package...nasty. Oh, the smell of bad chicken is nauseating. I threw this dish together with the zucchini I had planned on using as a side dish. The sauce for this meal is incredibly simple and wonderful to use with any fresh vegetable because it doesn't over power the subtle taste of vegetables, so please, whatever is fresh and ripe in your garden or the farmer's market sauté up in this sauce and serve it over any type of pasta.

Zucchini Tagliatelle
by Diane Balch

Preparation time: 15 minutes                        Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients:

1 pound of Tagliatelle pasta or any other type (Schar gluten-free pasta)
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of dry white wine
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 large green squash chopped (zucchini)
1 large yellow squash chopped  (zucchini)
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan and/or Romano cheese

Directions:

1) Bring pasta water to a boil with 2 tablespoons of salt in it.

2) While water is coming to a boil, in a large skillet melt the butter and cook until it starts to brown then add the white wine and bring it to a boil. Stir constantly. Add the red pepper, nutmeg, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper to the sauce. 

3) Reduce the heat to medium low and add the zucchini. Cover and cook until desired tenderness, approximately 3 minutes. Stir occasionally.

4) When the pasta is cooked add it to the skillet, add the parmesan cheese. Mix well and let it stand for 5 minutes. This dish is also nice with cannelloni beans or chicken added. 
copyright 2012


Hosted by
Home Maid Simple
and
Simple Living with Diane Balch

THANK YOU!
This food party has really grown and I just wanted to take a moment to say, "I appreciate you sharing your recipes with us on Foodie Friday each week." To me there is nothing more special than enjoying a home cooked meal by a friend or family member who put their heart into preparing it. If you have never read Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel it is a wonderful summer read about pouring your emotions into your cooking. I highly recommend it.



Spotlights from Last Week's Party:

From: A Flock in the City


Now here is something special to do with "all those tomatoes" this makes a fantastic vegetarian meal or a wonderful first course.

From: Lavender and Loveage


Mangoes and Prawns the flavors of this dish are all about summer!

From: Peanut Butter, Passport, & Epinephrine 


A beautiful rustic country dessert, perfect for peach season.



UPDATE: THERE WAS A LARGE STORM IN MY AREA LAST NIGHT AND I AM WITHOUT POWER. I WILL PERIODICALLY BE CHECKING THIS POST. I APOLOGIZE IF I AM DELAYED GETTING BACK TO YOU.

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42 comments:

  1. thanks for hosting. This week I linked up my turkey stuffed portobello mushroom marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  2. Hello,

    Hope you're having a nice summer!

    I'm sharing two recipes -  Peach Mango Creamsicles, healthier and better tasting than commercially produced ice cream bars. Plus Frozen Yogurt Tahini Banana Bites with Recipe Round Up. Love a yogurt tahini banana combo!

    xoxo

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  3. I haven't read Like Water for Chocolate, but I did see the movie and my husband and I enjoyed it very much. So much so, we would watch it again. Thanks for suggesting it.

    I am sympathetic to "living on an island" problems and have been in that same situation. For 10 years we lived on a tiny island in the northern Bahamas and the grocery store was three miles away on the main island and our only transportation was by boat. To make matters worse, the groceries came in only once a week, so the selection wasn't always great either. I have had to improvise many times (not my strong suit) and I think your zucchini sounds fantastic.

    Thanks for hosting. I've brought a salad with cherries, goat cheese & pistachios that's refreshing for summer dinners. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Sam

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    1. Island living is beautiful and bizarre at the same time. It is wonderful to be removed from the mainstream/mainland yet sometimes it is isolating. Sounds beautiful and very different from where we stay mountains verse tropics. Great to hear from you.

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  4. HI,
    I shared my Grain Free Zucchini Blossoms as well as an article about Stevia – Is it as good as they say?

    Check out my interview at SCD Lifestyle!

    http://realfoodforager.com/my-interview-at-scd-lifestyle/

    Thanks for hosting!

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  5. I've linked up a simple recipe for Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (# 22 ). They are delicious by themselves, on a cracker with cream cheese, on a pizza, salad or sandwich. And, they're really easy to make! Have a good morning and thanks for hosting the party again!
    Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

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  6. I left #23, Do You Have the Guts to Butcher a Chicken? I'm considering raising meat chickens as a way of obtaining economical pastured meat. This post is a newbies experience at butchering to see if I have what it takes.

    Diane, I don't know how broad you are in considering what is food related, so if this post doesn't fit I understand if you remove it.

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    1. We are pretty loss as long as it is about food. Simple Living philosophy promote self-sufficiency. So, being able to butcher yourself is definitely related. My grandmother grew up on a farm and used to tell me how she would grab a chicken almost daily from the pens slaughter it and clean it for dinner. I find it amazing, she was really young and so capable.

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  7. Diane, Your party has definitely turned into a popular one! As an avid reader, I will read this book and I'm suggesting to you The Kitchen Daughter... we just read this in our book club and I loved it! Have a great weekend! Deb

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  8. Thank you for hosting! I enjoyed Like Water for Chocolate too. I also enjoy zucchini with pasta.

    This week I brought figs from my garden.

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  9. Thank you so much for the delicious party!

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  10. Hi Diane,
    I am sharing a Chipotle Chicken Salad Wrap that I make with the left over Chipotle Chicken, you will love it. Everything looks so good at the party today, hope you are having a fabulous day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You know I will, love that Chipotle Chicken.

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  11. It's so nice when dinner turns out so beautifully, especially when you have a bit of a set back when you go to make it! Your Zucchini Tagliatelle looks absolutely delicious, and I really like the sound of the spices you have used. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. I think some of my best recipes have come from improvising. Thanks for coming to the party. I have been enjoying your recipes recently.

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  12. Diane,
    Your pasta dish looks fabulous. I've got the zucchini and the wine so I'm off to try it. I linked 2 recipes this week. One is a recipe passed down through generations in my husband family: Middle Eastern Lemonade and the other is a vegan stuffed mushroom. Thanks so much for hosting.

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    1. Sounds really interesting, I love generational recipes, love the history.

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  13. I'm sharing my latest healthy smoothie - tumeric and ginger, and my Kohlrabi and Mango Salad. Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Hi Diane - Your zucchini looks delicious, and very elegant for camp food. You can never have too many zucchini recipes. Thanks for highlighting my Peach Clafoutis! Today I shared my Vietnamese Chicken. A favourite summertime recipe that is best eaten cold in salads or wraps. Have a great day!

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    1. I'm referring to camp in the Adirondack sense meaning any place you live or stay there. We actually stay in a cabin.

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  15. That Zucchini Tagliatelle looks so delicious. I am definitely going to try that recipe. Have a blessed weekend.

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  16. Hi Diane! Thanks for the invite to link up! For some reason I thought you were no longer doing link parties. I bet I have missed out on so much! I will definitely be back next Friday! I share a few dishes I think you will enjoy. Have a great weekend!

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  17. This zucchini recipe looks great! I linked up a zucchini recipe too. Have a good weekend :)

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  18. The zucchini pasta looks yummy!! Thanks again for the invitation and thanks for hosting! I am sharing my chocolate avocado fudge. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Thanks for hosting again. I have linked in a salad with leftover lamb. Cheers

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  20. I made a mistake and put my name instead of the recipe name! Sorry. Thanks for hosting each week. xo

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    1. I've done that before. I don't control the linky my co-host does. She is in the middle of moving, she might be able to change it.

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  21. Zucchini Tagliatelle looks and sounds so good. Wonderful recipe! Thank you for hosting each week :)

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  22. Hi Diane
    Thank you so much for the invite :)
    I love your zucchini tagliatelle - how lovely that we both made dishes with zucchini

    Ho[e you're having a great weekend

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    1. It is that time of year. I think I am going to post another summer squash (I'll call it) dish next week. We just have so much zucchini.

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  23. Your zucchini tagliatelle looks scrumptious! Thanks for hosting this party each week!

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  24. Diane, I love this zucchini tagliatelle! I've wanted to pick up zucchini lately because it's in season, but I wasn't really sure what to do with it aside from making bread. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    1. It is great, and you'll see this sauce is good with any type of vegetable.

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  25. What a beautiful dinner! I have all kinds of squash in my garden. I'll be making this!I am so happy to find you... I'm adding my menu this week to your linky party!
    Please add my OTMM button or a link back to your post. Thanks so much for joining in!

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    1. Anything to help another find something to do with zucchini. Enjoy.

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  26. A wonderful healthy dish. thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Also, one of my favorite books...!

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  27. Hi Diane,
    This is an awesome recipe! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. Hi Diane,
    Congrats! Your recipe is the featured recipe on tomorrow's Southern Sundays. Thanks for sharing, and come back soon!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this at my hop!

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  30. Your Zucchini Tagliatelle looks wonderful. I shared it on my facebook page as it looks like a delicious way to use up excess zucchini.

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    1. Thank you so much. I do like that it a little different than just making quiche or bread with zucchini.

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