Spicy Salt Pork Cappellini

Okay, so tonight is pasta night at your house. What are you going to do? Why not try this one? It is yummy, a little spicy or you can make it with even more heat. Your choice.


  • 2 tbsp. good oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced salt pork, rind removed,
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp. butter (not margarine)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces Cappellini

In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil and add the salt pork. Saute until browned and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In the same pan, sauté the garlic until it becomes soft.

Increase the heat to medium and add the red pepper flakes, butter, parsley and pepper. Stir only until the butter has melted. Set aside. ** you could add hot sauce now if you want it even hotter.

In a large pot, cook the Cappellini until al dente. Drain and toss the salt pork and butter mixture, making sure it is well tossed. Serve immediately with a salad


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