Saturday, August 10, 2013

Vacation recipe: Spaghetti with stir-fried zucchini

This will be the last vacation recipe. In the Southern part of Holland this are our last couple of days of our vacation. Schools start at Monday. We've got a great vacation with lots of good weather over here. I can't remember a summer vacation with this lot of sun and high temperatures.
Our swimming pool has been used quite a lot.

Yesterday it was French Fridays with Dorie. I didn't participate because duck isn't available until Christmas around here. Next week I will attend though.

So for the last vacation recipe, this is one of our favorites. Especially for my youngest son, he loves spaghetti. He loves all Italian dishes. He could been born in Italy for that reason.


  • Spaghetti;
  • Cubes of bacon;
  • Minced meat;
  • 1 Onion
Stir-fried zucchini
  • 2 Zucchini;
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes;
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh basil;
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt;
  • freshly grounded pepper at taste.
Half the zucchini and slice half moons of about 0.5 inch thickness. Mince the garlic. Chop the basil. Half the cherry tomatoes. Set everything in place, so it's ready to use.

Slice the onion very small. Heat a pan and bake the bacon with the onion for about 3 minutes. Add the minced meat and cook it until it's done. Set aside. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti according to the manufacturers description.

Add everything together and set aside.

Heat a frying pan and add the olive oil. Add the zucchini and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Then quickly add the minced garlic and stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Add the halved cherry and bake for another minute. Get the frying pan of the heat and season with salt, pepper and the basil.

Put the spaghetti on the plate and top it with the stir fried zucchini.

4Pure: Spaghetti with stir-fried zucchini

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