Sunday, February 17, 2008

Maldivian Pasta

We had the most delicious dinner last night. Maldivian pasta courtesy of Renata (that's Renata in the picture)- who is a friend of Mieke's and the woman who introduced us to an AMAZING restaurant and wine bar in Rome - Enoteca Ferrara. This was by far the best place we went to while we were in Italy a couple of years ago, and we went to many great places.

Renata is from Rome but now lives in Male, Maldives where she is working as a legal adviser to the government, helping them organize the elections. Hence the Maldivian pasta.

You will need:
  • Pasta - Renata recommends penne or shells, but last night we felt like making our own pasta so we had fettuccine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Maldivian tuna fish, or whatever you have (we used barracuda) cut into small pieces
  • Capers chopped into small pieces (I used quite a lot, about half of a 200g jar)
  • Salt, pepper
  • Chili
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Boil pasta until al dente
  2. Saute onion in generous amount of olive oil, add chili
  3. Add fish, stir until cooked through
  4. Add capers
  5. Season with salt and pepper and add parsley
  6. Add pasta, stir until mixed through
  7. Serve (I added some additional olive oil at this point, next time maybe I'll add a squeeze of lemon)
This was so, so delicious. I hope I get more recipes from Renata....

Here is a photo of Huvafen Fushi from Renata - an underwater spa in the Maldives - apparently Kate Moss stayed there last weekend....