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Try this amazing full-flavored pasta dish tonight!
|16 oz. penne pasta|
|1 tablespoon olive oil|
|1 carrot, (finely chopped)|
|2 anchovy fillets|
|Salt, (to taste)|
|2 tablespoons capers, (drained)|
|1/4 cup Greek olives, (pitted,chopped)|
|5 garlic cloves, (minced)|
|2 teaspoons fennel seed, (crushed)|
|2 teaspoons oregano, (dried)|
|1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, (crushed)|
|2 teaspoons thyme, (dried)|
|1 can tomatoes, (diced, undrained)|
|1 tablespoon tomato paste|
|1/2 teaspoon sugar|
|6 basil leaves, (fresh,thinly sliced)|
|Parmesan cheese, (for garnish)|
- Prepare pasta according to package directions.
- While pasta cooks, heat oil in a Dutch oven and then add carrot and anchovy fillets; sauté until carrot is tender. Add sun-dried tomatoes, capers, olives, garlic, fennel, oregano, red pepper flakes and thyme to Dutch oven; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar to Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until thickened.
- Add drained pasta and basil to Dutch oven; toss to coat. Sprinkle pasta with cheese.
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