Taste of Cyprus Local Food Spaghetti with salmon, walnuts and courgettes

Spaghetti with salmon, walnuts and courgettes

Ingredients

500 gr whole grain spaghetti 200 gr smoked salmon, cut into strips

2 tablespoons olive oi

2 moderate courgettes

2 fresh onions, finely chopped

1 teaspoon of lemon zest

1 spoon of fresh thyme

1 cup (120 gr) of chopped walnuts

100 gr hard goat cheese grated (about 1 cup) or flakes

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

Step 1:

Put the walnuts in a non-stick frying pan on a low heat and stir until they start to turn brown. Move them immediately on a plate and then pour the spaghetti into a lot of salted boiling water and let it soften. When ready, drain them and return them to the pot to stay warm.

Step 2:

In the meantime, cut the courgettes in the middle and then cut them in sticks, about 4-5 cm long. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep frying pan and sauté them along with thyme and lemon zest. When they brown lightly, pour in the ½ cup of water in the pan along with salt and pepper and leave to boil to soften. Add the past and walnuts in the pan and stir well. Remove from the fire and stir in the smoked salmon. Serve it instantly with goat’s cheese.

By chef Louis Papageorgiou

Top Stories

Fourteen new corona virus cases detected out of 3,539 tests

According to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health 14 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected out of a total...

Cyprus will stand by Lebanon, FM wrote in Book of Condolence

Cyprus will stand by Lebanon during these challenging times and will provide all possible aid and support in an effort to alleviate the immense...

Cyprus stands ready to offer any help that Lebanon requests, Justice Minister says

Cyprus Justice and Public Order Minister Emily Yiolitis has said that Cyprus is ready to offer any help that Lebanon requests. Yiolitis visited on Friday...

Four-member team of ‘Volunteer Doctors Cyprus’ travels to Beirut Sunday

A four-member team of "Volunteer Doctors Cyprus" departs on Sunday for Beirut to offer assistance at local hospitals. The team will provide help for the...

Cyprus’ Agriculture Minister expects joint meeting with EU Commissioners to discuss halloumi registration

Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture Costas Kadis said on Friday that he expects a joint meeting to be arranged with competent European Commissioners, in order...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...