Friday, November 7, 2008

Pasta with Capers

It's Food Friday! I need some garlic bread next to that bowl of pasta, don't I?

Somewhere around the age of 30, I was at an Italian restaurant and ordered the chicken piccata. Normally, I'm all about the butter, but this chicken was drowning in it. You know what saved the dish for me? I had tasted capers for the very first time and was in LOVE. I realized I had been missing something in my life for 30 years. Why didn't anyone tell me how good they are?

Here's a very simple pasta dish made with all of my favorite things, especially capers. Use any pasta you want, but I like penne because the capers sometimes get stuck in the pasta tubes.

1 stick of butter
penne pasta
1 jar of capers (drained)
parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to directions. Leave pasta in the colander so you can use the same pot. Melt 1 stick of butter and saute as much chopped garlic as you want. Add capers and when heated through, add pasta and toss. Serve with cheese on top. Also good with sliced grilled chicken on top.

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Lump said...

mmmm capers are so so good! I love them with chicken and ricotta cheese. I think this weekend I'm getting some pasta! :)

gingela5 said...

I have never had capers before! It looks good--I should just be adventerous and eat some!

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Meaghan said...

Stopping by to invite you to my giveaway!

Rebecca Jo said...

Just wanted to say hello....saw on your SITS comment you just started reading "Twilight" - my book just came in the mail today....finally starting it myself!

have a great weekend SITSa!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I've never had capers before!! Adding to my shopping list now....

Thanks for stopping by my lil blog! I hope you will come back sometime this week to register for my cookbook giveaway!!!!

Bon apetit!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love capers.

Thanks for stopping by from SITS!

Mama Kat said...

I suppose I need to add "trying capers" to my list of things to do before I turn 30...I'm running out of time. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Like I tell everyone who I teach to knit... knitting actually GIVES patience - its true! And is it expensive? It can be VERY expensive - (There are literally skeins of yarn that run from $20-$50 for ONE skein) - but there are some VERY nice yarns for a very decent price - so its all about how much you want to invest in knitting. But they are gifts or items that are priceless when they are finished or given as gifts!!! :-)