Pasta and zucchini alla Nerano Quick and easy recipe

Nerano pasta and courgettes : this dish over time has become a pride of Campania's regional cuisine. Born in the 1950s in Nerano, specifically in Marina del Cantone, a small village near Sorrento, by Maria Grazia a restaurant that overlooks the beach. With just a few ingredients, one of the best dishes of our kitchen was born in 1951 among the favorites of Totò and Eduardo, I invite everyone to try it!

Ingredients for 2 people

  • 180 gr of pasta (spaghetti or linguine)
  • 2-3 medium zucchini
  • a generous knob of butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of grated provolone del monaco (typical cheese of the Lattari mountains)
  • basil


How to prepare Nerano pasta and zucchini

Cut the courgettes into thin slices

Nerano pasta and courgettes
Nerano pasta and courgettes

put them in a pan with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and let them fry for 7-8 minutes, until they are softened and golden, keep them aside; in the same pan (emptied) fry just a clove of garlic cut in half in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. turn off the heat and set aside in the pan

Nerano pasta and courgettes
Nerano pasta and courgettes

in the meantime, cook the pasta and drain it al dente, keeping the cooking water in a glass; pour the pasta into the pan with the oil and garlic, turn quickly to let the pasta flavor, throw the garlic away and pour the pasta into a bowl; put the courgettes in another glass bowl with the butter, set aside the grated cheese (both the provolone del monaco and the Parmesan) .At this point add a little courgette, a little grated cheese and a little cooking water, turn everything, making the ingredients mix well,

Nerano pasta and courgettes
Nerano pasta and courgettes

add all the zucchini and the remaining cheese and finally a little more water and a few basil leaves, it is important that you create a suchetto similar to the cacio e pepe pasta, which will bind all the ingredients.

Nerano pasta and courgettes
Nerano pasta and courgettes

Serve and serve immediately. And your exquisite is ready Nerano pasta and courgettes. Enjoy your meal!

Wine pairing: Greco di Tufo

For the wine pairing I consulted the site:

Nerano pasta and courgettes

Nerano pasta and courgettes

Enjoy your meal!


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