Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Puttanesca Project

It's been aaaagggesssss since I had posted anything. No direction here. Do I write about books? Sightseeing? Things I hate? I will get my shit together and post goodies about what I have been doing lately, which is reading and cooking. Maybe this will work.

Up early this morning on a walk to get coffee I was already thinking of what to make for dinner. Puttanesca immediately popped into my head. It really is a dish I love. The saltiness, earthiness and spice is wonderful. I've had it with spaghetti or penne, but really like it with angel hair pasta.

I sauteed onions and garlic in olive oil, then added capers (rinsed and whole), different types of olive (nicoise, kalamata, empeltre), four to five thick anchovies, and diced tomatoes in their juice. A lot of crushed red pepper flakes, dashes of basil and oregano. A nice long simmer, then the pasta was added and sauced up.

It really came together nicely and was delicious. I just might be getting the hang of it!