Originally Posted by ha-ben-arrow
Looks awesome. My wife uses acine de pepe for Pastine (chicken soup ) and pasta salad. I will have to try using it as a side dish. What all did you do to it?
I just cooked 8 oz.'s of the pasta per directions on box. Meanwhile, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic. melt 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in fry pan. let foam subside. add garlic and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste. Saute for 2 mins or so until golden. Throw in 1/2 cup or so of quartered Kalamata olives and then toss it with the pasta. Serve at room temp.