Friday, June 12, 2015

Pasta with Green Olive Sauce and Zesty Breadcrumbs

We ended the week with an amazing pasta dish from Bon Appetit - Linguine with Green Olive Sauce and Zesty Breadcrumbs. We loved this. I used Fettuccine noodles. They were lighter than the linguine would have been.

Here is the recipe for Linguine with Green Olive Sauce and Zesty Breadcrumbs from Bon Appetit. This recipe serves 4.

1 tablespoon plus ½ cup olive oil
¼ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
12 ounces linguine or other long pasta
4 oil-packed anchovy fillets
1 small garlic clove
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
½ cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup green olives, pitted, halved
3 tablespoons drained capers
½ ounce Parmesan, finely grated (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium and cook panko, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; transfer to paper towels to drain and toss with dill and lemon zest.

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, mash anchovies and garlic to a paste on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife. Combine with parsley, basil, and half of olives and capers in a large bowl. Chop remaining olives and capers and add to bowl, along with remaining ½ cup oil. Mix well; season sauce with salt and pepper.

Add pasta and ¼ cup reserved pasta cooking liquid to sauce. Toss, adding Parmesan a bit at a time, along with more pasta cooking liquid as needed, until sauce coats pasta. Add lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.

Serve pasta topped with panko and more Parmesan.

Do Ahead: Sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly against surface, and chill.

An added treat was a fresh mozzarella and tomato salad with the basil from our deck. 

And I worked from home today.
Archie was helping me with Photoshop. 
He is a Photoshop wizard.
And of course Lucy had to settle in on the freshly polished table.

1 comment:

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Seriously must you make me drool over my keyboard this early at 7am in the morning for this! Geesh LOVE IT!