Nancy Verde Barr's Grated Zucchini SauceClick to Play

Nancy Verde Barr's Grated Zucchini Sauce

Sugo di Zucchini Grattato

Mary Ann Esposito



4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound zucchini, washed, ends trimmed and grated
1/4 cup dry white wine or 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup whole small basil leaves
Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Heat the butter and oil in a 12-to-14-inch sauté pan and stir in the garlic, onion, celery and carrot. Season with salt and pepper and cook gently until the vegetables are softened but not browned. Stir in the zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until tender and wilted, 7 to 8 minutes. Pour in the wine or lemon juice and reduce by half.

Toss the basil leaves into the pan with hot, drained pasta and serve with grated cheese.

Note: This sauce is excellent with cavatelli.

This recipe is featured on show 1622 - Cavatelli!

item recipe is featured in Episode 1622 of Season 16.

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