Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sauce Puttanesca and Pasta Mediterranee

Today we made a quick and simple pasta sauce for lunch in its two variations: Sauce Puttanesca and Pasta Mediterranee. Both were so delicious and came together very fast!

Charlie minced garlic like a pro.

Diced tomatoes, tomato paste, a few sliced kalamata olives, and the minced garlic went into a pot.

Everything simmered for a while then I added some red chili pepper flakes and cracked black pepper. In this moment I realized there was no salt or onion in this dish.  A rarity!

Here's our pasta, all steamy and ready to get sauced.

I topped mine with feta cheese to make pasta mediterranee.  Charlie topped his with parmesan to make sauce putanesca.  And there you have it folks, two delicious afternoon pasta dishes!


  1. ooo i love those noodles! i've never tried them!

  2. The noodles were super groovy! Charlie got them in a giant six or ten or twenty pack from Costco but I am not sure what they are called. I am not at home right now but I will check for you later!

    Also, thank you so much for the birthday postcard, Ainsley! You are so sweet. I just moved, so my parents brought it to me. Expect a reply sometime soon. XOXO

  3. of course, i'm glad that you got it! i was going to ask, but i didn't want to ruin the surprise!

    i remembered your bday from my pen pal survey that you did so very long ago... ;)

  4. The pasta is called radiatori!