After a full night sleep, my advance preparations are ready for the show.
First, I quickly slice and heat the cold grilled zucchinis with the garlic oil. Smells nice.
During this time pasta did their job as usual: easy, predictable, perfect.
Adding the veggies to the carbs gives a nice feeling of rightness … so different, and yet so compatible…
The mix is promising. I added some of the pasta cooking water to loose the mix. I think I didn’t put enough.
The roasted walnuts/grated cheese combination is eyebrow-lifting enough, but adding them to the pasta-zucchini melange creates an interesting variety of elements.
Verdict: it was really nice, I will do it again.
– The zucchini were great: still firm and just tender. It was dumb luck (I didn’t plan for this), but their texture was the best counterpoint to the pasta softness
– There wasn’t enough garlic sauce. I definitely could smell it, but the taste needed a little more punch. Maybe I’ll add some grated ginger next time