My puttanesca leftovers were way better with the addition of the missing red pepper flakes, plus flavor-melding with the extra chicken in the fridge for a day. On Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals yesterday she was making "raw" puttanesca sauce: halved cherry tomatoes, anchovy paste, lemon juice, parsley, and otherwise the usual ingredients. She served it with grilled halibut on ciabatta toast, which looked like giant bruschetta (yum). I'm not a big fish person, so maybe burying it in puttanesca would help.
I think I'm going to create a drinking game for that show. Every time she says "EVOO" you have to take a sip of whatever you're drinking. If she proceeds to explain that it stands for extra virgin olive oil you have to take another drink. Drink if she says "yummo," "hang out," or "delish." Drink if she uses a 12oz mug as a measuring cup, measures EVOO in terms of "turns around the pan," or adds "a palmful" of a spice. Like, how much is that? At least we have the website so we don't have to jot down the recipe as we watch like in the olden days.
Okay, I just googled this and I am way behind. Some of my favorites that others have noticed:
Take a drink if Rachael...
- comes back from refrigerator or pantry (literally a step away) carrying too many ingredients
- mentions the garbage bowl
- over-pronounces any Italian words in her sentences like MO-zah-RRREH-lah