Have you seen these pasta shapes before? They are suppose to look like radiators found in older homes, and I found them adorable. I was browsing through the aisles of the pasta section of the local grocery store, and came across these cute looking pasta. I couldn't resist buying them instead of the regular macaroni pasta for the kids.
Tried this simple recipe from epicurious and it is very good for a fast dinner. If you like garlic, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and pine nuts like me, you'll love this. Served with grilled chicken and a spinach salad.1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
8 oz. Radiatori pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
1/3 cup sliced black olives
minced fresh cilantro(optional)
salt and pepper to taste
freshly grated Parmesan
Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water, and set aside to soften for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large covered pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente.
While the pasta cooks, in a small pan on low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl, heat the oil and garlic until golden. Set aside. Drain the sun-dried tomatoes, reserving the soaking liquid. Cut the tomatoes into thin strips.
When the pasta is done, drain it and place in a serving bowl. Add the cooked garlic, sun-dried tomato strips, pine nuts, and cilantro. Toss well. Stir in some of the reserved sun-dried tomato soaking liquid to moisten the pasta, if needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot, topped with grated cheese if you like.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
by the Moosewood Collective
Note: So easy, and so good. I served it with grilled chicken and green salad. I also added some cayanne pepper to the adult bowls for some delicious heat. A simple pasta dinner with lots of flavor.
Entering blogging events have been a myth to me, mainly because I didn't think mine was good enough. Thanks to Nora B. for her advice, I'm sending this as an entry to Ruth's Presto Pasta Night. This is my first entry ever, so I hope I got it right. :)
What's your favorite pasta?