Mimi’s Twist on Rotelle Pasta

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Rotelle Pasta with Zucchini Sauce

Toasted Head Chardonnay 2011

Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2010

So, are you thinking: what’s with Mimi and this “menu”?  Pasta and two wine recommendations … man she’s slacking off!  Yep, that’s it for this posting.  I love this pasta so much when I make it, I stuff my face and there isn’t room for another thing.  (Again, the reason I am at the gym every day of my life.)  If you would rather have it as a side, you should serve some kind of steak.  For some reason, chicken and fish don’t cut it with this pasta.  This is ridiculously easy to make for a midweek celebration!

Shopping List

6 medium size zucchini (green squash)

1 stick unsalted butter

Wedge parmigiano reggiano cheese

1 head of garlic

1 bunch of basil (optional — see Sue’s commentary on the website)

1 lb box rotelle pasta

Wine Thoughts

Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2010:  I really prefer the chardonnay with this meal.  If you are a stickler for red with pasta though, I’d recommend this syrah.  It doesn’t have an overwhelming fruit aspect to it but rather, a little spice (maybe pepper?) and is light enough to not overpower the delicacy of the zucchini.

Toasted Head Chardonnay 2011:  I tend to enjoy wine that has apple and pear tones.  This wine has just that and a nice acidic balance.  As a result it pairs beautifully with this creamy rich pasta dish.

As with every wine recommendation — we say:  to each his own — drink what you love!!!


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