This week for the thirty-third recipe I've made for Thirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book I made Fettuccine alle Zucchine e Zafferano (Fettuccine with Zucchini in a Saffron Cream Sauce), on page 82.
The ingredient list: heavy cream, saffron, onion, butter, zucchini, salt, pepper, fettuccine, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.
I was originally going to keep this recipe as you see it in the top photo, a nice little side dish. When I realized that I had chicken and mushrooms in the frig, and that I could use them to make a main dish, I went in that direction for dinner.
This is one of my favorite aspects of this book, each recipe can stand on its own or you can survey what you have on hand and make it go in numerous other directions. I just love that.
This was a nice dinner, easy to put together, and we have all the food groups represented in one dish. All of it delicious, that saffron sauce gave it all a very special taste and depth. Definitely a repeat.
Here's Peggy's post for the week.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)