Sunday, April 3, 2011
Chef Chuck's Pasta with Grilled Vegetables
Pasta alla Verdure Grigliate
A Spring time pasta recipe with grilled vegetables, fresh picked oregano, olive oil and shavings of parmigiana. I purchased this pasta while visiting in Italy. I enjoy the vegetable pasta this particular one is made with tomatoes, spinach and chili and it's so colorful. A light and delicious Spring pasta dish, perfect for Sunday dinner.
Pasta with Grilled Vegetables
1 pound pasta
2 zucchini, skin on, cut up in chunks
1 yellow pepper
1 green or red pepper
1 cup or so of cherry or grape tomatoes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
parmigiano cheese, shaved
Cut peppers in large flat pieces, cut zucchini in chunks and place on a oiled grill. Add tomatoes to grill and brush with olive oil, add salt and pepper. Grill till soft and you see some grill marks, turn over vegetables and brush with more olive oil. Remove and cut peppers in strips. If using cherry tomatoes after grilling you can cut them in half.
Cook pasta in salted boiling water till al dente.
In a large frying pan add the rest of the olive oil and all the vegetables, and the pasta along with a ladle of pasta water, mix to combine. Season with oregano leaves, salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of olive oil.