Spaghetti alla Fi Fi

I’m guessing by now you know I’m a little obsessed with pasta.  Most of my pasta recipes are inspired from my childhood.  Growing up in Italian restaurants I watched my Mum and Auntie cook hundreds of bowls of pasta. There is something just so comforting about a bowl of homemade pasta.

This particular creation is one I conjured up in my mind, so I’ve named it ‘Spaghetti alla Fi Fi” (a nickname my family gave me many moons ago).

I’ve never put carrot in a pasta sauce before but surprisingly this really works.  And it’s great with spaghetti and the julienne carrot and zucchini pair so beautifully with spaghetti.  It’s a tad sweet, a tad salty with a chili after taste. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 8


2 carrots

2 zucchinis

4 cloves garlic

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 fresh chilli

6 semi-dried tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup white wine

1/4 cup water

Juice from half a lemon

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

One packet of spaghetti - wheat or gluten free