Green market driven paste gets truly twisted.Gather Journal Strangler Pasta with Fingerling Potatoes
Hitch himself was the son of a green grocer so it’s fitting that the fruit and vegetable market would figure into this shocker about a serial killer prowling the streets of London for his next victim. The killer’s modus operandi is strangulation by necktie, so we made a twisted strozzapreti pasta (Italian translation, “priest strangler”) with fingerling potatoes since one of his victims turns up in a flatbed truck full of spuds.
Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until almost al dente. Stir in peas and cook 2 minutes longer. Drain.
Meanwhile, put potatoes, water, oil, lemon peel, olives, salt, and pepper in a skillet and simmer, covered, just until potatoes are tender, 8-10 minutes. Stir in pasta and peas and cook just until heated through. Stir in parsley and capers. Check seasoning, and serve.