Friday, August 26, 2011

Zuchinni, Sweet Corn and Broccoli Pasta

This is a tasty little dish of fresh vegetables and spaghetti, made in a modern sort of way.  You can vary your ingredients if you like, but don't over crowd the dish with too many flavours, it just won't work.  Keep it simple and enjoy the result :)

2 Zuchini, sliced into 2 cm chunks
1 large corn cob
small head of green fresh broccoli cut into 4cm pieces

2 tbsp sour cream or creme freche
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper.

1/2 pack of spaghetti, cooked in boiling salted water until al dente

steam the vegetables in a steamer over boiling water. exact time depends on the size and shape of the veg, but it takes around 10minutes for the broccoli and sweet corn, and about 5 minutes for the zuchinni.  Remove the corn kernels from the cob, using a tea towel as it will be hot!

once the vegetables are steamed, place in a large frying pan with a good slug of olive oil, and cook further for 1 minute over a medium heat and add the remaining sauce ingredients.  Season well with salt and pepper.

To finish the dish, add in drained spaghetti and a little of the cooking water, like you see on the cooking shows. The water helps make the sauce.  Mix the sauce with the pasta.

Serve in pasta bowls and top with more lemon juice and grated parmesan cheese


  1. Looks great,
    As a general question, any ideas on a substitute for lemon juice if citrus in general is a problem?

    Hopefully your new place is designed around the kitchen!

  2. Hi mate,

    I would substitute verjuice (unfermented green grape juice) for the lemon.

    The kitchen will be great. And the cellar will be better..