I was inspired watching the latest Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” in Naples and decided to make some Italian food for dinner.
PREP: roast red pepper. boil water for noodles.
The first dish started as all good Italian dished do – with garlic. To be specific, I began with a couple grated garlic cloves melting into virgin olive oil and butter for the foundation.
Meanwhile, I had a red pepper in the oven on broil that was just about done. I added spinach, the roasted red pepper, and fire-roasted diced tomatoes into the pan with a little salt, pepper, oregano, and crushed red pepper to season.
Once my spaghetti noodles were cooked al dente, I tossed them into the pan and sprinkled with parmesan cheese to finish.
Since the man is more basic in his love of Italian, I made him a homemade pizza fresh off a stone oven pan (love this pan).
It’s Italian fest in our house tonight!