Here is a quick recipe for a "middle-of-the-week" dinner...
I call it:
"Triple P Pasta"
(I will tell you what the 3 p's stand for at the end of this post)
This dish can be made in a jiffy...I found some wonderful pre-cooked ham (sodium nitrate free) that I cut into thin strips and sauteed in a pan with 4 cloves of garlic and a little olive oil. After cooking for 10 mins or so, I added some frozen peas, kalamata olives, diced tomatoes and some of this fabulous spread from "Trader Joes".
You can use this spread on toast or crackers...even as a veggie dip, but I frequently use it for a quick pasta sauce or as a thickening agent.
As you can see from the label...it contains all "real" ingredients...(acetic acid is a colorless, organic acid, which gives vinegar its sour taste and pungent smell.)
I usually stir in a little water to thin it out and then sprinkle in whatever spices I have on hand.
Boil the pasta....and your meal is ready!
Oh yes...I didn't forget...the three "P's?..."Pasta, Peas & Pig?"...ok ham!
I bet you thought it was Parmesan...
La Buona Cucina!