Pasta With Saffron - easy Italian recipe

Pasta with Saffron

Pasta with Saffron

This recipe is provided by our recipes ambassador Ekaterina Panteleeva

  • spaghetti – 320 gr
  • zucchini – 300 gr
  • onion – 1 medium-sized
  • shrimps – 300 gr
  • saffron – 1/4 tsp (0.125 gr)
  • cream (30%) – 100 gr
  • extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • salt, pepper – to taste 

Step 1. Chop the onion into small pieces and fry in a hot pan for 3-4 minutes.

Step 2. Cut the zucchini into squares, add to the pan, add salt an pepper to taste and fry for 10 minutes, stirring it occasionally.

Step 3. Add peeled shrimps to the pan, fry for another 3-4 minutes (if you use frozen shrimps they should be de-frosted, you can do it by putting them into hot water for 3 minutes).

Step 4. Mix saffron in 1/4 cup of warm water and add it to the pan. Reduce the flame and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5. Add the cream and and shimmer for another 3-4 minutes, until thickened.

Step 6. Boil spaghetti or other pasta of your choice following the instruction on the packet. After it is cooked drain the pasta, add to the pan and mix with the sauce.


Enjoy your North Italian delicacy!

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