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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.


  • 200 g orecchiette pasta

  • 3 large Zucchinis

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking

  • 6 Whole Anchovies

  • 3 Garlic Cloves

  • sea salt

  • freshly Ground black Pepper

  • fried Chilli Flake

  • fresh Parmesan to serve


  • 1.

    Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook “al dente”.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, grate the zucchinis and place aside.

  • 3.

    In a large frying pan, heat plenty of olive oil and add the anchovies, crushed garlic and sea salt.

  • 4.

    Fry for about 3 minutes, stirring continuously until the anchovies start to soften.

  • 5.

    Sprinkle in the chilli flakes and freshly ground pepper, followed by the grated zucchinis and a dash more olive oil.

  • 6.

    Stir for a further 2 minutes.

  • 7.

    When the pasta is cooked (it should take 10 minutes), drain well and add to the sauce.

  • 8.

    Toss the pasta through the sauce and spoon onto plates.

  • 9.

    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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Posted by SuperCycleReport
Delicious, simple meal. Throw in a handful of coarsely chopped walnuts for a bit of extra crunch! Yum!
Posted by IC11Report
Friends have given me lots of home groan zucchinis. Didnt know what to do with them. Will try this one for sure.
Posted by MF57Report
it looks tasty and fresh and will make it in the next couple of days
Posted by MF73Report
I never knew anchovies could taste so good.
Posted by AG10Report
i think i'm going to try this one for sure! thanks Neil for the idea.
Posted by Sharon265Report
Will try this tonight. It looks like the one he cooked on master chef.
Posted by Alan123Report
simply awesome,and awsomely simple.thx