Zizzi’s Strozzapreti : very easy and delicious pasta dish

| October 29, 2012 | 15 Comments

Italian Resturant Zizi

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Zizzi’s in Nottingham, and Miss N (10) couldn’t decide what to eat, I recommended the Strozzapreti.  I always have Strozzapreti if we eat at Zizzi’s but without the chicken, and I absolutely love it. It’s full of flavour, with just a little heat, just sublime.  Well Miss N did too, in fact Tall Dad tried some, and declared it absolutely delicious.

Zizi's Nottingham

So I decided to see if I could try to recreate the dish at home.  I did have a little help, as my friend Claire is also a fan of the dish, so very easily reeled off the ingredients.

Ingredients to serve a family of four :

  • 8 spring onions (small bunch)
  • 1 yellow pepper (not in the original recipe but I had one I needed to use up)
  • 1 jar of red pesto
  • 400g of Pasta
  • Chopped chilli – the amount varies on strength, I used 1 whole red chilli
  • 4 heaped tablespoons of Crème fraîche(half fat Crème fraîche is fine)
  •  Parmesan to serve
  • 2 pre-cooked chicken breasts

To make the dish, is so simple, and only takes as long, as it takes to cook some pasta.

Put the pasta on to cook in salted boiling water.

Sauté the spring onions and strips of pepper, adding the red pesto and chilli, once they are soften and turn down the heat.  If you want to use chicken (chopped into strips) you need to add it with the pesto. Once this is warmed through add the Crème fraîche.

Drain the pasta keeping a little of the cooking water to one side, add the pasta to the pesto and Crème fraîche mix, and combine.  Add a little of the cooking water, and mix gently again.  When you serve add parmesan some on top.

Here it is, and if I am going to declare it even better than the one at Zizzi’s.  If you don’t believe me, give it a try.

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  1. Nikki Thomas

    Mm that looks and sounds yummy I will give that a try!
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  2. Louise

    sounds delicious and easy to make too! x
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  3. Yum! I am a pig for pasta! I’ll definitely be making this one.
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  4. antoinette . (

    it looks really good, i might just try that recipe, thanks for sharing

  5. Becky

    I think you could cook Quorn fillets and slice for this …do you kno I might give this a try on sunday! Looks os simple. Thanks Amanda
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  6. Emily (

    Sounds amazing! Like Becky, I’d switch out the chicken for something veggie, but this is definitely something we’ll try.
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  7. Thank you very much for linking this to Domestic Disgrace. It looks delicious and we all love pasta and chicken! :) x
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  8. Dan Norcott says:

    Ta – this looks top. I shall be eating it this evening.

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