My Yummy Local Life

{August 4, 2014}   Bread and wine 26

Zucchini goat cheese pasta (paired with Page Springs Cellars Aglianico 2012- again)


Zucchini Goat Cheese Pasta

Inspired by Gary’s brain and the idea that zucchini can be hidden in pasta found here



zucchini, shredded

garlic, minced

peppers, julianned (from the garden)

Olives, sliced 

goat cheese, 6 oz log

How to:

Start your pasta water boiling and put a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Sautee some garlic and fresh peppers (and olives if you like) from the garden in olive oil, in the cast iron but you already knew that didn’t you?, and mangle a zucchini with a vegetable peeler. Make it resemble thin strips of pasta and add to the skillet. When it’s all nice and toasty splash in some white wine and let cook for a bit. By now your pasta should be ready to hit the water. Add a full package of garlic and herb goat cheese to the skillet, kill the heat, and let it melt. By the time it does, the pasta should be ready. Serve all together in a bowl and pair with last night’s leftover psc aglianico. Don’t judge me. 

Tasting Notes:

Lisa:  This is one of the only pasta dishes that I ever actually request. It’s that good. And the wine was lovelier today than yesterday 🙂

Gary: The aglianico opened up beautifully overnight and paired wonderfully with the pasta. And don’t try to tell me that youv’e never had leftovers of last night’s wine with dinner the next night. I call shenanigans there.

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