Pork and zucchini rigatonis - Le Coup de Grâce

Pork and zucchini rigatonis

Preparation :20 min Cooking :30 min
Difficulty :easy
Servings :4

These pork and zucchini rigatonis were inspired by the solid chef Michele Forgione (@micheleforgione) from the restaurant Impasto in Montréal. His Instagram feed is a real drool maker especially if you love Italian cuisine!

Ingredients

  • 200g pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated
  • 200g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 454g rigatonis
  • 2 big garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 800g lean ground pork
  • Italian spices
  • 3 small zucchinis cut in small cubes (about 4 cups)
  • ***1 cup cooking water***

Preparation

  • Pour the grated cheese in a bowl and toss. Reserve in fridge.
  • In a big pan filled with boiling salty water, cook the pasta al dente as per instructions on the box. Reserve 1 cup cooking water then pour pasta in strainer. Drain water and set aside.
  • In the same big pan at medium heat, add a book drizzle of olive oil (2-3 tablespoons) then cook garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the pork, 1/2 teaspoon Italian spices then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes, while breaking meat in small chunks, or until pork is no longer pink. Drain off fat and reserve meat in a bowl.
  • Add the zucchini, 1/4 teaspoon Italian spices then season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring.
  • Always at medium heat, add the cooked pasta, meat, 3/4 of the cheese and 3/4 cup cooking water. Continue cooking, while stirring, for a couple of minutes until cheese is melted making it creamy. Serve immediately and garnish with cheese!
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+- 15$QUINTESSENCE DU FRUIT SYRAH / MERLOT

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This IPA, brewed with added Labrador tea, has a sustained bitterness and a resinous and spicy taste that will mingle with the Italian spices of the dish to offer a rich aromatic bouquet. The fat of the cheeses will make up for the bitterness of the beer.

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