Presto Pasta Night this week, graciously hosted by by Ivy of Kopiaste, a really lovely blog.
Here's my sad story...I thought I would be done with South Beach Diet, Phase One with no carbs, but apparently, my scale (and my clothes) disagree. So it's at least one more week before real pasta touches my lips.
That said, the Sicilian-style broccoi Rabe you see above, really does make a fantastic pasta dish, especially with some multi grain pasta and an extra swirl of good extra virgin olive oil. The anchovies give it a saltiness and the red chili pepper flakes add some of that heat Sicilians are famous for.
And if you're like me...dieting, that is...it makes a great side for grilled meat or fish. I wonder what other pasta "sauces" I can co-opt?
Don't forget to send Ivy your pasta entries by Thursday. Email to ivyliac (at)gmail (dot) com