1 April 2008

Tomato & Caper Spaghetti

Sometimes life just needs to be uncomplicated.

**Tomato and Caper Spaghetti**
200g spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 red or green chili, deseeded and finely chopped, or half teaspoon chili powder
200g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
2 teaspoons capers grated Parmesan, to serve (optional)

Boil the spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the garlic and fry, stirring all the time, until golden. Add the chili, tomatoes and capers and fry for a further 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes start to break down.

Add 2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water to the tomatoes, then drain the pasta and return to the pan. Pour in the tomato sauce and toss everything together well. Serve as it is or sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan.

Serves 4

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29 comments:

  1. Seriously simple and delicious...the best. I love capers. I love them in tuna salad and scrambled eggs. That's nutty, but I love them so much.

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  2. That my friend is the good stuff right there. I don't know what it is about capers and tomato sauce, but it is hard to beat! Beautiful photo of it too! So real - looks like I could just grab a forkful!

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  3. This pasta screams of Santorini...a Greek isle famous for it's capers and untra-sweet Tomatinia (cherry tomatoes).

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  4. I love capers! I want to eat this, right now!

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  5. How right you are! And there can be lots of nice flavor in uncomplicated dishes.

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  6. You are so right. While I do enjoy spending hours in the kitchen cooking up an elaborate meal when I have the time and inclination, sometimes there is nothing better than a simple, but satisfying pasta dish such as this.

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  7. No one in my life likescapers except me. And tossed with pasta is extra yum!

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  8. You need a simple but full flavored dish like this Valli as you have been very busy the past few days! Your cake for the challenge is beautiful! And how fun was the fund raiser event! Looks like they had some nice wines and definately some nice looking food going on there!

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  9. I'm all for an uncomplicated life and simple solutions. Your pasta looks so good - hope you're entering it to Presto Pasta Roundup.

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  10. You're so right Val. We have so many nice, simple, everyday recipes. You've inspired me to post the simple dishes without too much bla, bla on the days I have a busy schedule. Thanks for this great idea. Your pasta is making me drool.

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  11. Simple, classical and the most flavourful! The best way to enjoy pasta Val.

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  12. Looks delightfully simple and perfect!

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  13. This looks great...you should submit this to Once Upon A Feast's Presto Pasta Nights.

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  14. I love capers and salmon the best I think Catherine:D
    I was eating it for several days Jen:D
    I spent 5 days on Santorini. Too early for their tomatoes, but I did buy them in cans. Capers I found on Kea.
    Me too Kimi!!!
    So right Simona. Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best!!
    I find a nice flavourful Pasta to be so satisfying Lisa!
    Better convert them over to the dark side Glamah!
    Life is always busy Deb, but it is nice not to slave in the kitchen sometimes and enjoy other pleasures:D
    I have something else planned for PPN Giz and Hillary.
    Hope you enjoy it "sis" Ivy!!!
    Thanks for stopping by Peter G and Recipe Girl:D

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  15. Val, This is my kind of comfort food! I could curl up with a plate of that anytime! Your picture is inviting me! :)

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  16. That looks super delicious and easy!

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  17. Now that looks nice and simple, fresh and tasty!

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  18. Uncomplicated and delicious, just how I like it.

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  19. This sounds really fresh and delicious!

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  20. I do love simple dishes, it's the best way to enjoy the evening- it also means less cleaning up!

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  21. That's lunch sorted out. Lovely. :)

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  22. Simple yet so lovely and delicious!

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  23. Hear, hear! Simple yet packed with flavour and really delicious. I love the punchiness of capers.

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  24. This is great Valli!
    I like simple pastas...we are summery here so pastas and salads are the staple dishes.

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  25. Oh this is so delicious Val!! Pasta with toms and capers is just a perfect combo - mmmmm...

    Rosie x

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  26. Simple things hit the spot (is this a correct expresion, Val?)
    I mean that your dish is perfect!!! Plus everybody likes it: from kids to grownups :D

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  27. Simplicity looks great to me--a great way to let all of those tasty flavors stand out!

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  28. I'm hankering for pasta lately. And with capers and cherry tomatoes, can't go wrong, huh?

    Looks delicious :)

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Val

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