ISO easy delicious pasta recipe
In-laws coming TONIGHT. Need recipe.
How about Pasta Puttanesca? Simple, easy, quick and delicious:
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, chopped
6 anchovy fillets, chopped
1 35 oz can imported italian plum tomatoes, crushed with their juices
1 tablespoon capers
12 gaetta olives, pitted
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pound pasta
You can vary the amount of anchovies to suit your own taste. I also usually add some tomato paste as well.
How's this for easy and relatively nice--meaning not terribly naughty in terms of fat and calories? I made this tonight for myself and made enough so I have leftovers for another meal or two:
1/2 pound bulk chicken sausage (they make an excellent one in a little independent market in my town)
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup half-&-half
Cook, then toss with pasta of your choice. I don't add garlic to the pan as my local sausage is plenty garlicky on its own. Obviously, if you prefer regular sausage, go for it. So easy and so good, though! Serve with crushed red pepper (I love Penzey's aleppo) and pecorino romano.
The above dish was an easy little something I threw together last night ad hoc--not really a recipe per se. It's more like a quick (though not dirty) version of the sauce in tortellini rose. I never add onion powder to sauce...only onions..but that's more than half the fun of cooking--there are no rules, doowutchalike.