He Who Controls The Spice

Recipe for pasta with artichokes, capers and tomatoes.

2 T. onions chopped
2 T. minced garlic
2 T. olive oil
28 oz. can plain tomatoes
6 oz. chopped marinated artichoke hearts
3 T. capers drained
3 T. fresh parsley minced
3/4 C. chicken broth
1/3 C. sour cream
1 C. half and half
1 t. each basil and oregano
1/2 t. ground coriander
Cook onion and garlic in olive oil til softened.
Add tomatoes and juice, simmer 5 mins.
Add artichokes and capers, simmer 5 mins.
Add herbs and broth, bring to boil. Boil 5 mins.
Add sour cream and half and half, simmer 10-15 mins until slightly thickened.
Serve over capellini (very thin spaghetti) or other pasta. Parmesan to taste.

Found in "Dune Messiah" by Frank Herbert. Published by G.P. Putnam, 1969.

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  1. Mmmmm, I just might have to give this recipe a try!

  2. Too funny! I have to wonder what led to the recipe being in THAT book!