October 24, 2010

ORECCHIETTE CAPRESE



1  16 ounce box orrechetti pasta
3  medium zucchini cubed
6  roma tomatoes cubed
1  tablespoon dill
1  tablespoon basil
    olive oil ( about a 1/2 cup)
3  cloves of garlic chopped fine or use a microplane
    mozzarella balls ( small ones)

place a large pot of water on the stove for the pasta, cook the pasta according to directions on the package, saving a cup of the pasta water.

Place some olive oil in a bowl (1/4 cup) with the basil and dill, chop the tomatoes into cubes. set aside.

Cook the cubed zucchini with a little water in a bowl in the microwave, 5 to 6 minutes, set aside.

Place the remaining olive oil in a pan, add the chopped garlic and saute for a few minutes.

Place the cubed tomatoes in the pan with the garlic and oil. cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat, add the precooked zucchini and saute together for 10 minutes.

Place the cooked  pasta into the pan with tomatoes and zucchini, adding some pasta water as needed.

Cut the mozzarella balls in half and add to your serving of pasta.
Enjoy

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