This makes a great light companion for anything you pair it up with, whether it is burgers, grilled chicken or seafood.
Squash and Sweet Corn with PastaIngredients:
8 oz. pasta, any shape, you decide which one looks fun (I used some that look like little flowers)
1 Tablespoon of table salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small zucchini, very thinly sliced
1 small yellow squash, very thinly sliced
1 cup sweet corn kernels (I used 2 ears)
2 small cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the salt to the water along with the pasta. Cook until pasta is al dente.
Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Put the pasta back into the cooking pot. Add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and toss to coat the pasta. This will prevent it from becoming one big glob. Set the pasta aside.
While the pasta is cooking, thinly slice the zucchini and yellow squash. I have a mandoline and it is perfect for getting thin slices quickly. Of course, you can cut them by hand if you don't have one.
Precook your corn by putting the two ears, husks and all into the microwave for 6 minutes on high.
When they are finished, cut off the bottom, at the base of the corn cob and using hot pads, slide out the corn. It should be silk free. This is an amazing little trick I learned and it is great if you only have an ear or two to cook! Cut the corn from the cob and set aside (don't worry about measuring it, whatever you get from two ears will be sufficient).
In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the 4 Tablespoons of butter. Heat the butter until it begins to bubble and turn a light golden brown. Be careful to not let it burn. Add the zucchini, squash, corn and garlic. Saute the vegetables until they are heated through.
Turn off the heat and add the pasta to into the vegetables. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Mix in the mozzarella cheese cubes and transfer the mixture to a serving bowl.
This recipe makes 4 large servings.
...and that's What's Cooking at Cathy's ~ Enjoy!