Auntie Moe Moe’s Pasta with Tomatoes, Kalmata Olives and Capers

  • 1/3 cup olive oil or safflower oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves- 1 chopped and 2 sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered or 1-15 oz petite diced canned tomatoes
  • 24 Kalmata olives- coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup capers-rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1tablespoon chopped marjoram ( dried is ok to use)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound of pasta- any shape works

Add oil and sliced garlic to wide skillet and heat over medium heat. Remove garlic when it turns golden brown and discard. Add chopped garlic,tomatoes, olives, capers, pepper flakes and marjoram to the oil. Simmer briskly for 10 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook pasta in plenty of water, drain then toss with sauce. Add parsley. I sprinkle with parmasean cheese too!

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