Print this recipe

Fresh and easy pasta

Recipe by:Chad Minton
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey


  • Three cups pre-cooked penne pasta
  • One teaspoon anchovies (or to taste)
  • One teaspoon capers (choose the smallest ones for the most flavor)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and torn into smaller pieces
  • Three fresh tomatoes (chunked)
  • One tablespoon red chile flakes (or to taste)
  • One minced clove of garlic
  • Fresh basil and oregano to taste
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Fresh parmesan, lightly grated (to taste)


In a pan, add one tablespoon of olive oil and heat, then add chile flakes and garlic. Toast lightly. Add one teaspoon capers, chunked tomatoes, kalamata olives, anchovies and pasta. Add more olive oil if needed. Let cook until heated through and add fresh torn basil and oregano to taste. Let cook five to ten minutes. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Serves 2.

Califonia Bountiful