I remember tasting this dish for the first time and wondering why I ever bothered to cook zucchini or marinara. It tasted so shockingly delicious that I wanted to drink all that sauce up by myself. The spaghetti is so tender, yet crunchy, and surprisingly easy to prepare on a spiral slicer. When combined together, you end up with a plate of alive and vibrant food, infused with the aroma of fresh herbs. The dish takes mere minutes to prepare, and works especially well during tomato season, which will start soon in the warmer months of the year. It's also ideal for a first tasting of raw food, as everyone loves it.
My oregano plant. There are many different types of oregano. I have the Cuban variety, according to Google. It's a beautiful plant, easily grown and managed. I love to have it handy for all kinds of dishes, especially those that include tomatoes.
There are dozens of recipes of fresh marinara on the net. This one is a combination that I like the most:
3 large heirloom tomatoes, or the equivalent of the same amount of cherry tomatoes - cut in chunks
2-3 halves sun-dried tomatoes
1-2 dates - pits removed
1-2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup or more fresh basil leaves
1-2 leaves, or 1 tbsp of fresh oregano (optional)
Handful of flat leaf parsley (optional)
Celtic salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Serve over zucchini shaved on a spiral slicer on the spaghetti setting.
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Post by: A