There's no such thing as an empty pantry, as this recipe demonstrates. With a tin of this and a bunch of that, I soon discovered that it's possible to improvise something that will impress even the fussiest guest. Ideal to serve with some fresh Italian-style bread. Helps to wipe the plate clean!
This recipe was easy to make although experiencing in cooking pasta to al dente and reducing the moisture level in the sauce without separating the ingredients was an essential. The guests were very satisfied with the dish which I followed by a simple salad of rocket and radicchio dressed with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, and salt and black pepper, and a dessert of fresh fruit and cheese. - 24 Apr 2009