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Mario Batali's Grab Bag Challenge

Mario Batali
Servings: 6
1 to 30 min

Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Mario Batali's Grab Bag Challenge
  • 1 pound Vermicelli Pasta
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (sliced thinly)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 28- ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 15 .5-ounce can Olives (drained)
  • 1/2 15 .5-ounce can Artichokes (drained)
  • Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 pound Shrimp (shelled; heads and tails off)
  • 1/3 cup Fennel Fronds (chopped)
  • Bring a large pot of water up to a boil and season generously with salt and pepper. Drop the vermicelli and cook one minute less than the package instructions.
  • Place a large saute pan over medium-high heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat the onion in oil and cook just until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the can of tomatos, the olives and artichokes. Season with a pinch of chili flake.
  • Once the sauce has reduced, about 4 minutes, add the shrimp and fennel fronds. Let cook for one minute or until shrimp is cooked through.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the saute pan. Toss to coat and continue cooking one minute longer. Drizzle with olive oil and adjust seasoning. Plate and serve.
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