Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bowtie Pasta with Salami and Italian Squash

On Monday evening, I decided to make a quick & easy, but delicious, dinner. Now, it’s nothing fancy, but it’s tasty!
This recipe is now somewhat of an oldie, but a goodie. We were trying to remember the first time I made it. We think it was probably after Cuong bought the house in Norwalk, but before we got married.

Bowtie Pasta with Salami and Italian Squash
Serves 2 (but can be multiplied to feed any amount)

½ package of store-bought salami
1 Italian squash (a.k.a. – zucchini) cut into matchsticks or "moons"
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Bowtie pasta
Salt & pepper

In a skillet on medium-high, heat oil and add garlic. Cook until slightly browned and fragrant.
Add zucchini to skillet and season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, boil water and cook pasta (per box directions).
Once zucchini is softened, add salami to skillet. Lower heat to medium and continue to heat salami.
When pasta is cooked, drain water. Add pasta to skillet with zucchini and salami. Toss to incorporate. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I was really hungry on Monday, so I ended up cleaning my plate. We ate it along with a green salad and some French bread with oil/vinegar…while watching Family Guy on tv. (as you can see in the reflection of the table).

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