Coming in tonight from work at almost 8pm, apart from a large glass of wine, I need something quick and tasty to devour. I defy anyone to come across a simpler, tastier, fast food recipe than this which centres around the humble courgette.
And tonight I wanted to augment it with a symphony of fresh herbs. In a pan….see the pic above, I pan fried a courgette – zucchini – choose the name you will – sliced and cubed in olive oil. After 5 minutes I added a carton of lardon. When it started to brown lightly I added a sliced and diced deseeded red chilli – a dash of garlic oil, black pepper and a grind of rock salt.
Then I stirred in a small handful of chopped fresh Greek basil. The pasta was already on the hob…I now turned the courgette mix down, getting the lardon nice and gently crispy. Then turn off the heat – add a good tbsp of fresh golden oregano just before serving. Pop a good portion of the pasta on a plate, then spoon on a portion of the courgette mix. Snowfalls of parmesan finish off this super simple real fast food dish. Who needs Domino’s or MacDonald’s or Chinese takeaways? The whole meal takes only the time it takes to cook the pasta – ten minutes tops.
THIS is real fast food!