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Pasta alla Mariona

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#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio

Pasta alla Mariona
Pasta Marion’s Way
Zucchini Tomato Sauce
by James Belardo

“Pasta all Mariona” is a recipe created as a tribute to my grandmother, Marion. She was my greatest culinary influence followed closely by my mom.

Ingredients

3-4 small/medium zucchini, sliced diagonally.
3-4 fresh plum tomatoes, peeled and roughly cut into cubes
1 can (28 oz.) San Marzano Plum Tomatoes (hand crushed)
1 small onion
2-3 cloves garlic
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2-3 bay leaves
1 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional
Ricotta Salata

*1/2 lb. pancetta cut into small cubes – optional

Pasta (recommended)
Fusilli Lunghi, Fusilli
Penne lisce or penne regate
Ziti

Directions
1. Toss sliced zucchini with olive oil and grill on the stove-top, BBQ or in the oven, set aside.
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - toss zucchini w/olive oil #Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - grill zucchini and set aside

2. Preheat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a small dutch oven or sauce pot. Sauté the onions and when turning a bit translucent, add the diced garlic and the optional Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) or hot pepper.
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - sauté onions garlic & hot pepper

3. Add the ‘diced’ zucchini pieces, let cook until turning soft
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - toss in some diced zucchini

4. Add fresh chopped plum tomatoes.
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - then some fresh peeled plum tomatoes

5. Add 1 cup of white wine (Pinot Grigio)
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - 1c #wine Pinot Grigio

6. Add the Bay leaves
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - add the bay leaves

7. Add the hand crushed canned tomatoes
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - add the hand crushed tomatoes

8. Add Pecorino Romano cheese
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - grated Pecorino Romano cheese

9. Add Basil
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - fresh basil

10. Add salt and pepper to taste, let simmer
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - salt and pepper

11. add the lemon juice
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - lemon juice

12. add the grilled zucchini and let simmer 15-30 minutes
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio - then the grilled zucchini

13. Add a good ladle or two of pasta water Top pasta with grated ricotta salata
#Homemade #PastaAllaMariona #Zucchini #CucinaDelloZio

Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

August 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM

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  1. […] The greatest influence for cooking  was my grandmother, we called her ‘grandma’ and everyone else called her Mamie (Aunt Mamie. Enjoy our salute to a wonderful lady. We miss you Grandma…  Pasta alla Mariona… Click here for the recipe. […]


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