The flowers, a delight of the Summer, are often stuffed and deep fried. Durum wheat is a physically hard wheat most important in the making of pasta. It has been grown for centuries in Italy specifically for this purpose though a lot these days come from America.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook “al dente”.
Meanwhile, grate the zucchinis and place aside.
In a large frying pan, heat plenty of olive oil and add the anchovies, crushed garlic and sea salt.
Fry for about 3 minutes, stirring continuously until the anchovies start to soften.
Sprinkle in the chilli flakes and freshly ground pepper, followed by the grated zucchinis and a dash more olive oil.
Stir for a further 2 minutes.
When the pasta is cooked (it should take 10 minutes), drain well and add to the sauce.
Toss the pasta through the sauce and spoon onto plates.
Grate fresh Parmesan over the top and finish with freshly ground pepper.
“Al dente” literally means to “to the tooth”. This describes the perfectly cooked pasta. It should present a little resistance when bitten.
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