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
1 jar of capers (drained)
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.