This is a beautifully simple pasta recipe with strong flavours. Salty, garlicky salami with sweet green peas - delicious!
To reduce the "oily" factor, I sliced the salami up and fried it in a pan on medium heat (it makes its own oil, so don't add any). I added the garlic into this once I saw it was getting crispy and needed only a few more minutes. I didn't use any butter at all, and only enough oil to lightly coat my pasta so it wouldn't stick. (maybe 1-2 tbls.) I also added halved cherry tomatoes from my garden. It was delicious, and not greasy at all. - 02 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was AWESOME! Usually I prefer to try a recipe exactly as it's written before fiddling with it, but I found this recipe while trying to avoid a trip to the grocery store, so I used what I had on hand. Instead of green onions, I used a small yellow onion, minced, and a scant 1/2 tsp. chili powder substituted for the cayenne. I also cut back on the butter and used the cheap canister parmesan rather than fresh grated; however, I don't think these changes altered the character of the dish. Perfect for a quick and flavorful weeknight dinner! Edited to update: I still make this fairly often. I never add salt (there's enough in the pasta and salami), and I usually leave out the butter. Olive oil seems essential to me, but I think using cotto salami rather than hard salami makes it less greasy. - 08 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I use this recipe a lot. I have made my own adjustments. I don't think anyone wants to hear them. This is a great tasting dish, that is somewhat healthy. - 25 Sep 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)