When I have some olives and anchovies knocking around the fridge my mind often suggests Spaghetti Puttanesca. I rustled this up just before Christmas and it was deliziosa (or maybe delizioso?).
I don’t eat much pasta, but when I do I always think, “bloody hell, it’s so quick to make a pasta dinner, why don’t I do this more often?”
Also, I recently bought myself a present, a pasta rolling machine.
Why buy one of these when I don’t eat much pasta? It’s another of life’s great mysteries. Basically, I just want to have a go at it, and Sophia has a recipe for making pasta so watch this space!
Here’s Sophia’s recipe, I love her explanation of the recipe title. This is easy, quick and super tasty and although Sophia prefers to use penne for this dish, she says spaghetti is fine too. SHE ALLOWS IT! Which is good, because I didn’t have any penne, only spaghetti. I also didn’t have parsley to sprinkle over the top but I had everything else around the place – yum!
How did the homemade pasta making work out?
Hiya penpal! Haven’t got around to it yet. That pasta machine has already gone in a cupboard! When Mr R read this blog post and got to the bit about the pasta machine he said, “You kept that quiet!” haha!
Yes, I’ve heard it referred to as ‘Whore’s pasta’ before for just that reason, but I think you probably have to use the words ‘Sex Worker’ these days . It’s delicious, but I omit the butter, sticking with good olive oil and if there are no anchovies to hand I’ve been known to stir in a bit of tinned tuna [ Don’t tell Sophia ! ]
Haha – yes indeed! Intriguing that you use olive oil rather than butter and of course I won’t rat on you to Sophia. Have you ever made tonnato? I’ve always fancied having a go at that, being a tuna obsessive like you.
Yes, but I can’t see myself buying any amount of veal for myself. Does sound like a fantastic summer picnic food though. Wonder if it would work with some form of cold cuts. I might try the Pasta with some butter at least some time, but for me I always veer on the savoury side of things and away from the creamier sauces – splash of sour cream in my chili does for me. The fate of your Pasta machine is similar to that of my Tortilla press ! The less said the better !! I hope whoever bought it from the charity shop I eventually donated it to got more use out of it than I ever did.
hahahah – I have a tortilla press too. I believe I have used it TWICE. Mind you, it was ace for Dolores Del Rio’s Enchiladas which now I have thought about, I MUST make again. Let’s plan a summer picnic! xx
Definite for the summer picnic ! Tortilla press or no !