Tortellini with Lemon, Capers & Thyme

Wow, it’s been awhile since I last posted something here. And no, I haven’t been fasting either. Just got a bit preoccupied with stuff, I suppose. Anyhow, that’s my excuse. And this is what I had for dinner tonight. Nothing fancy, just another concoction from this week’s leftovers in the fridge.

I had gotten this one dollar bag of dried tortellini from the discount store and thought, why not. I was looking at the ingredients and amazingly, there was nothing I couldn’t read. All natural ingredients for a buck? I must give it a try, at least.

Turned out to be better than I thought. Just a little herb action and it’s a fantastic, fresh and healthy dinner, in no time at all.

Ingredients (serves 2):
Dried Tortellini (or whatever pasta you have)
2 tbs. Fresh Thyme leaves
2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tbs. capers
1 Lemon, wedged
Grated Parmesan
Salt & Pepper

Cook tortellini to al dente. Meanwhile, saute garlic with a little EVOO in a medium-low heated pan for a few minutes until lightly brown and fragrant. When tortellini is done, drain and transfer to the pan with the garlic and turn off the flame. Add thyme, capers and season with salt and pepper. toss well to combine. Transfer to serving plate and squirt the juice of half a lemon. Finish with a drizzle of fresh EVOO and a sprinkle of parmesan. Serve with a wedge of lemon and a side of veggies.

3 Responses so far »

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    Sibella said,

    Yum, yum, yum! Looks soooo good! 🙂

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    Karen K Kiss said,

    and what do you with the butter. The directions never say!

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