Creamy Calabrian Zucchini & Orzo

Creamy Calabrian Zucchini & Orzo

A great side dish to Garlic-Caper Chicken.

Adapted from BlueApron

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 2 oz cheese
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 6 lemon wedge
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1.5 tsp calabrian chile paste
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Garnish with the cheese.

  • 0.25 cup cheese
  • Step 2

    To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked zucchini, crème fraîche, and the juice of lemon wedges. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 6 lemon wedge
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Step 3

    Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

    Step 4

    Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water and cook, uncovered.

    Step 5

    Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high.

    Step 6

    Transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm.

    Step 7

    Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the zucchini is softened.

    Step 8

    Add the chopped garlic and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be; season with salt and pepper.

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1.5 tsp calabrian chile paste
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Step 9

    Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  • 1 zucchini
  • Step 10

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat olive oil on medium-high until hot.

  • 2 tsp oil
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