fridge eviction butterflies

We always keep a lot of dry pasta on hand. It keeps. The fridge on the other hand, doesn't. Or rather its tenants don't. Every once in a while eviction is required. If early enough, the rousted occupants can be put to some good use other than adding to the rising landfill problems of our nation.


1 lb butterfly pasta
1 shallot, chopped
1 leek, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 small zucchini, food processed together with
1 carrot
1/4 red pepper, chopped
4 plum tomatoes, food processed to mush
3 green onions, food processed
2 t capers
2 T parsley, chopped
salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
touch of cayenne red pepper


  1. Start the pasta water boiling and cook the butterflies al dente (don't forget the salt).
  2. Meanwhile, prep and chop the veggies, food process the rest.
  3. Cook it all up in a big nonstick pot until it looks right.
  4. Combine with the pasta and eat.


  1. Good enough to record the ingredient list, but the details are a bit vague.
febtrfly.htm: 31-oct-2000 [what, ME cook? 1984 dr bob enterprises]