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Penne with Tomato Caper Sauce

No recipe image available.This spicy, mouthwatering pasta dish can be dressed up or dressed down, served as a sophisticated Italian main course or as a warm and hearty family favorite.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound dried penne - cooked, drained and kept warm
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, recipe ready, undrained (1 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup shrimp sauce
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup capers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice, cocktail sauce, olives and capers. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in cilantro, basil and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  3. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.