Monday, May 10, 2010

Pasta Puttanesca

Oh how I love this stinky dish!  There's a whole lot of flavor here.

1 box thin pasta
1 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 c parsley, chopped
1/4 c olives, chopped - This is the major flavor for the dish.  Pick an olive you like.  Greek and Spanish work well.
2 T capers
1 t anchovy paste or 1 tin anchovies pulverized with a mortar and pestle or mini food processor
1 T fresh or 1 t dried oregano
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, no salt if available
1 box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted

Seriously, chopped everything before you start.  Once you start cooking it goes fast. 
Cook the pasta
Heat the olive oil.
Saute garlic 1 minute
Add parsley, olives, capers, anchovy, oregano, cayenne pepper and saute 2 minutes
Add tomatoes and saute 5 minutes
Add spinach and heat through

Toss with pasta.


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