Saturday, February 20, 2010

pasta puttanesca ala caprese

pasta puttanesca ala caprese
Originally uploaded by kel h
super simple pasta dish

1 box rotini pasta

2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch salt
1/2 c kalmetta olives halved
1 tbsp capers
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c fresh mozzerella, cut into small cubes
3-6 basil leaves chopped

Boil pasta in salted water

Put chopped garlic into hot pan with olive oil and stir until softened
add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Squish them with a fork or spoon after a minute or two
add the olives, capers and red pepper flakes and cook until warmed
add the mozzeralla and cook until just a bit melty (don't cook too long)
mix in drained pasta, and add the basil just before serving

Super easy and super tasty!