It's time once again for my weekly Tessa Kiros recipe. This week the theme over at IHCC is Pasta. When I saw this recipe in Tessa's cookbook Twelve it reminded me of a similar recipe I'd been wanting to make out of Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook.
I really loved the combo of the fried zucchini with the parmesan and spaghetti. The thing that sets Tessa's recipe apart is that she states to sprinkle on some chili oil as a finishing touch. I've had a bottle in my pantry for ages just looking for a recipe to use it in. I served this with a marinated chicken breast that I cooked over charcoal. The combo of the smoky, juicy chicken with the slightly spicy, sweet zucchini pasta was amazing. I was surprised that such a simple dish could have such an impact on my family. All of us came back for seconds!