Winter Greens Puttanesca
When buying cheese for grating, get the best quality - Parmigiano Reggiano. A wedge will keep for a long time in your refrigerator if it's very well wrapped in plastic. As it may be expensive, consider that you've made a worthwhile investment. 8
sweet bell peppers
fresh, or arugula, , washed with tough stems removed
peeled and minced
olive oil, extra-virgin
or other wide-tube pasta
grated, optional, for garnish
Cut roasted peppers lengthwise into ¼ inch strips.
Coarsely chop the olives.
Place the spinach or arugula in a large bowl. Sprinkle with minced garlic and season generously with black pepper.
Add the pepper strips and chopped olives.
Toss everything together well.
Cut anchovies in half crosswise and add to spinach mixture. Toss the mixture with olive oil.
Before serving, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and drain pasta and rinse under warm water to remove excess starch; toss with the spinach mixture.
Serve immediately, sprinkled with coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.