Pasta with toorai

Prep:3 minutes

Cook:7 minutes

Makes:4 servings

450g flat ribbon pasta

2 large toorai(sponge gourds)or courgettes,coarsely grated

50g can anchovies(a variety of canned salted fish), drained and roughly chopped

I red chilli,deseeded and finely chopped

2tbsp bottled pickled cucumber, salted gherkins,rinded

1 grlic clove,crudhed

4tbsp pitted black olives, roughly chopped

4tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2tbsp parsley, chopped

  1. Cook pasta in a large pan of boiling water according to the packet instructions.(to save time, prepare ingredients while the pasta’s cooking.)About one minute before and of cooking time ,add the toorai ,then simmer until pasta in just cooked
  2. Meanwhile, put anchovies into a small pan and add the chilli,cucmber,garlic,olives and olive oil.Stir over low heat for 2-3 minutes
  3. Drain the pasta and return to pan.Pour hot anchovy mixture on top,mix well ans toss thought parsley .season and serve immediately


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