Aug 192012
 

1 Lb Dry Orecchiette
4 oz each Pitted Kalamata Olives Pitted Black Olives roughly chopped
4 oz. Shaved Parmesan Cheese
3 oz. Capers
1 C Cherry Tomatoes Cut in 1/2
1/4 C Olive Oil
1/4 C Fresh Basil Leaves
1/4 C Dry White Wine
1 Red Onion roughly chopped
1 T Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste

In large sauce pan, fry capers in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, drain and set aside. In large liberally salted water, boil pasta until ALMOST al dente. Drain (reserving 1 C of pasta water) and set aside. Add remaining olive oil to saute pan and caramelize onion on low heat. Add olives, tomatoes, pepper flakes and saute on medium heat for 3 minutes. Deglaze pan with red wine and allow to reduce by 1/3. Add pasta, basil leaves and add enough of the pasta water to make sauce desired consistency. Adjust seasonings. Garnish with Parmesan and capers. Can be served hot or room temp.

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