*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          PENNE ALLA MALEFEMMINA*
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4   c            Olive oil -- extra virgin
   20                    Kalamata olives -- pitted and
                         -halved
    1       tb           Capers plus 1/2 ts. marinade
    5                    Garlic cloves, chopped
    1       c            Tomatoes, coarsely chopped
      1/4   c            Basil leaves, some whole,
                         -some chopped in half
                         Salt to taste
            pn           Red pepper flakes
      3/4   lb           Macaroni pasta like penne
 
   *Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes, Capers, Olives,
   Garlic, Chilies, and Herbs.
   Author’s note:  “This pasta dish would not be the same
   without the piquancy it picks up from the capers, and
   from its Italian name.  The dish loosely translates as
   'bad woman pasta,' as several other lusty tomato and
   garlic and herb pasta dishes do.  Legend has it that
   these dishes are so named because they are very
   aromatic and lure customers in when other charms fail.
   Another explanation is that the dishes are so quick
   they can be prepared between customers.”
   
   Combine olive oil with olives, capers, garlic,
   tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper flakes.  Let sit and
   marinate for half hour if possible.  Cook penne in
   rapidly boiling salted water until al dente.  Drain
   and toss with sauce.  Serve immediately, or let cool
   and enjoy as a salad.  Source: From Pantry to Table by
   Marlena Spieler
  
 
 
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