I will admit that this is just another way of saying I have nothing in my fridge. Well, nothing is somewhat of an exaggeration but we have all been there and you know what I mean. I just came home late after work and a meeting and a dog walk so I am really really hungry. I had not a clue what I felt like eating but I knew it had to be quick. I started opening drawers, refrigerator and cabinets. I found capellini pasta, mushrooms, parsley and cilantro. I spotted some small grape tomatoes on the counter. That's a start I thought. I also knew that I still had garlic and onions on hand in the root cellar.
|Better Than Gold|
|The Zing of Capers|
Still I felt something lacking. It needed zing. Again I went to the fridge and looked on my door for ideas. I noticed the capers and recalled my good friend Eileen adding these to one of her delicious dishes. What the heck I decided, I'll give it a go. So I poured in a bit of the juice and a tablespoon of capers, WOW! I topped it all with some pepper and a bit of salt.
I cooked the pasta al dente and stirred in a bit of EVOO. Then I mixed the pasta with the above. I tried a forkful and all I can say is this:
I ATE EVERY SINGLE BITE OF IT AND LEFT NONE FOR MY HUSBAND.
There I admitted it. It was that delicious, I never even realized how much I ate. I am guilty of gluttony. But I did cook him up some of the frozen shrimp I found stuffed in the back of the freezer with capers and soy sauce and tossed it with some capellini. Between you and me, it was not the same. However, I did promise to make my yummy meal again for him next week, especially since I can't stop talking about what a great dinner I had. Oh and if you can think of a name for this dish, please forward it to comments and I may just use it in my book.