This dish, and its perfectly balanced flavors, is the antidote to predictable weeknight pasta.
No dry vermouth or white wine on hand? Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth or water instead.
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Have made many times and the one ingredient that hasn’t seemed quite right is the creme fraiche, because it seems at odds with the Mediterranean flavors (it’s also more of a splurge in fat and calories than I like on a weeknight). So in my most recent rendition, I swapped it out with a couple of barely set soft boiled eggs (6 mins), which I chopped and tossed into the warm pasta with the other ingredients. Sublime! Capers, olives and some chopped preserved lemon are also nice additions.
WOW. This is delicious.
LOVED this! I made it for lunch, it took 20 minutes tops. I subbed in some basil that I had dried from my garden and put that in with the onions and oil. I also went the sour cream and broth route since that was what I had on hand. Really delicious.
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