Sometimes all it takes is a few simple ingredients to
create a tasty first course! These fusilli are the perfect example: a fragrant
fresh basil sauce accompanied by dried tomatoes and freshly picked zucchini
A cheerful, colourful and full of simple flavours
first course. Let yourself be surprised by this combination of flavours.
Ingredients for two people
200 g Fusilli calabresi
6 Dried tomatoes
15 pumpkin flowers
One garlic clove
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
A dozen fresh basil leaves
2 anchovies in oil
While the pasta is cooking, prepare the basil sauce.
Blend the washed and dried leaves in a blender with
two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, a generous pinch of salt and two
tablespoons of cold water.
Once we have obtained a green sauce we keep it aside.
In a frying pan we pour a little oil and melt the two
anchovies in oil together with a clove of garlic (which we will then remove).
We add the chopped dried tomatoes and fry them
When the pasta is ready, we drain it directly into
this sauce. We add cooking water, if necessary, and stir. When the mantecatura
is almost complete, we add the cleaned and finely chopped zucchini flowers. Add salt and pepper to taste and turn off the
heat. We finish the dish with a little
basil sauce and enjoy!