Courgette spaghetti with quail eggs

Aldo Zillis delicious and elegant supper dish takes just minutes to whip up
By Aldo Zilli
Courgette spaghetti with quail eggs
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 courgette
  • splash extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 quail's eggs


1. In a small bowl, mix together the chives, mayonnaise and a little of the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside until ready to serve.

2. Slice the courgette lengthwise on a mandolin. Cut the slices into thin strips, like spaghetti, and put into a bowl.

3. Add the remaining lemon juice, a splash of extra virgin olive oil and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well, so the lemon juice can start cooking the courgette.

4. Bring a small saucepan of water to a low boil. Crack in the quail eggs one at a time. Poach until just cooked and remove with a slotted spoon.

5. To serve, arrange the courgette spaghetti in a nest. Sit the poached eggs on top and finish with the chive mayonnaise.

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