Spicy courgetti bolognese
A tasty twist on traditional spaghetti bolognese
SPICY COUGETTI BOLOGNESE
I quite often end up adding chilli into my spaghetti bolognese to liven it up a bit, and thought I would try one that’s meant to be spicy. When it was ready, I decided to try it out with courgetti (spiralized courgette) rather than traditional spaghetti to see if it would work. I find normally if I have bolognese sauce with courgetti I just want pasta too- I think you need a bit of zing with courgetti to really enjoy it!
I was sent some of Cirio’s range of tomatoes to try out, and for this I used the plum tomatoes and one of the little pots of tomato puree. The Cirio tomatoes really are lovely rich tomatoes- they are tinned on the day of picking to retain a really authentic Italian taste,
I have two spiralizers- this one from Amazon (click here) and a super cheap one that I got from ebay (click here to see a similar one on Amazon).The big one is great, you can use different blades for different things and it’s very efficient, but the little cheap one is also great- you are limited to just one thickness of spiral but it’s fine!
I don’t pre-cook my courgetti as it releases a lot of water, but if you don’t like this idea you can blanch it (drop it into a pan of boiling water and drain it immediately) before mixing with the sauce.