Reheating Orecchiette Puttanesca!
WOW. Second time is the charm. This pasta is the real deal. I want to be perfectly clear- the menu is a collaborative effort. I do generate a lot of the ideas, but sometimes a suggestion will make it past the initial “hmmmm… maybe…” phase, and actually take place on a menu. I like it when that happens- cause it forces me to write recipes and processes that are not my own invention, and rather an interpretation or translation of someone else’s dream. Forces me to do some research, inform myself, and get a little bit more educated on the spectrum of culinary creation that the world has to offer. Puttanesca, for all intents and purposes, is not a great name for a pasta dish. I’ll let the internet tell you why. But honestly, who even cares what the name means. It’s hearty, fresh, briny, and delicious, and ready to go in under five minutes.
To reheat: we’ve packaged the roasted garlic butter and parmesan cheese on the side, today- just in case you want to skip the dairy. The pasta and sauce are dairy free! If you’re going cow-less, just microwave the bowl until hot. If you want allllll the dairy, have no fear. In a large nonstick or stainless pan, melt the roasted garlic butter till foamy and fluid. Save the little container, it will be used to measure the water! Add the pasta, and one ramekin’s worth of water. Cook down, stirring and tossing a lot, till the pasta is hot and the sauce has tightened up, about 2-3 minutes. Add the cheese to the pasta, toss toss toss, and plate it up! Easy, breezy, beautiful, puttanesca. Enjoy!
If you got saffron braised chicken thighs:
I don’t blame you. These thighs, coming right from Joyce Farms, are no joke. A very sweet and aromatic braise turns chicken into a thing of beauty, and all you gotta do for these is broil them until they are crispy on top, and nice and hot inside. Arrange the thigh(s) on a sheet tray lined with aluminum foil, and broil on low for 5-8 minutes, till caramelized and heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave- but broiling is definitely recommended. Once it’s hot, plate it up on top of your pasta! That’s it. Beautiful. Enjoy!