- Pasta con Cucuzza e Fave -

1 medium onion
3 cloves fresh garlic
3 - 4 Tittaroni
(Tips of cucuzza plant, if available.) Order now!
1 Medium Cucuzza
1/2 cup water
1 cup Fava beans
(or Frozen baby limas)
1 can Italian tomato sauce
(14 ounce, organic if available.)
Fresh Basil
(It makes a difference.)
Salt & Fresh Ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Tubettini Pasta
Grated Romano Cheese (P

Chop up one onion, put in a large pot with olive oil & simmer for 10 min.
Add 3 cloves of chopped garlic,
Add Fava beans. (Or frozen baby limas)
Chop up Tittaroni, add to pot (Optional, but you don't know what you're missing.)
Cut pealed Cucuzza into cubes, add to pot.
Add fresh, or organic Italian tomato sauce.
Add  fresh Basil to taste. (chopped)
Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper to taste.
Add 1/2 cup of saved pasta boiling water, stir & boil for 10 min.

In separate pot, cook the Large Tubettini pasta (or favorite).
Add cooked pasta to sauce & vegetables, boil additional 10 - 12 mins.

When serving -- Add more fresh Basil, a few drops of olive oil, stir.
Finish with grated Pecorino Romano cheese on top.

Serve with warm Italian bread.  Godere... (enjoy)

Christopher & Violet Cordaro  -  www.CucuzzaSquash.com