Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I Live For Pasta

It's been a few months since I have posted and I figured I would start back up again eventually...it just took a darn good recipe to do the trick. Tonight I made pasta puttanesca for the first time. It was incredibly easy and very tasty. Give it a whirl!

  • 8 ounces pasta (any variety you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pitted spanish or greek olives
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (i added more because i like a kick)
  • 1 14oz can diced tomato
  • 3/4 cup arugula, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan 
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta and cook accordingly
  • While the water is heating up, heat the oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute
  • Add the parsley, olives, capers, anchovy paste, oregano and red peppers. Saute for about 2 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes and simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  • Stir in the arugula and simmer for 1 minute more, until the greens wilt slightly.
  • When the pasta is done, drain and toss with the sauce. 
  • Top with grated cheese
I ate mine with buttered bread
If you've never tried these olives, they are delicious!