This week's recipe to enhance your culinary endeavors as you sharpen your Dominant's skills. Good food and good romance will lead you to the intimacy, connection and hot sex you dream about.
Pasta Puttanesca a la Dominique
A colorful, aromatic dish rich in flavor and history both! A fun Friday Night Date Night recipe.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (220 degrees C) and warm up pasta water.
• 2+ ounces olive oil to cover bottom of pan
• 3 to 4 cloves fresh garlic, to taste (more is better)
• ½ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
• ½ tablespoon capers
• Black olives, cut into fourths
• 2 tablespoons julienne sun dried tomatoes
• Fresh basil, to taste
• 1/2 teaspoon oregano
• Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
• 2 red peppers
• 2 Yellow pepper
• 1 Red Onion
• Fresh Spinach
• Balsamic chicken,1 large breast feeds two people
• Linguine or fettuccine, unflavored
- In a large pan heat olive oil and garlic. Cook until garlic begins to brown, don’t overcook.
- Add remaining ingredients except fettuccine and spinach.
- Cook just until veggies are al dente.
- In separate pan cook chicken very slowly in balsamic vinegar and set aside until veggies are almost done so flavors remain intact.
- Cook pasta andante in salted water bath. Add spinach to veggies just before done, to wilt it.
- Either toss pasta in pan with chicken and remove to nice dinner plate, or put pasta on plate and put Putt anesca mix on top with chicken on the side for a nicer presentation.
- Garnish with fresh basil, feta cheese, black olives, sweet cherry tomatoes and anything else you like from the olive bar at your local market. Shaved Parmesan is nice on top and looks good. A little fresh goat cheese is also molta bene!
- Add wine and old Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli & Pavarotti records.
- A little Italian history on this dish…
Puttanesca translates as “in the style of the whore.” The name derives from the Italian word puttana, which means whore. Puttana in turn arises from the Latin word putida, which means stinking .
If you’re wondering how this tasty dish became associated with such sordid content. As is often the case when sifting through culinary history, there are multiple explanations. The first interpretation is that the intense aroma, (harking back to the “stinking” Latin definition), would lure men from the street into the local house of ill repute. Thus, the Napolese harlots were characterized as the sirens of the culinary world.
Three additional accounts all hinge on the fact that Puttanesca sauce is easy and quick to make. The first is that the prostitutes made it for themselves to keep the interruption of their business to a minimum. The second is that they made it for the men awaiting their turn at the brothel. And the final version is that it was a favorite of married women who wished to limit their time in the kitchen so that they might visit their paramour.
Interestingly, black olives are an ingredient in numerous recipes considered to have aphrodisiacal properties. Moreover, they are rumored to specifically increase the female libido.
Maybe that’s what put the eroticism in Puttanesca sauce? Perhaps that is the reason this is my very favorite dish to cook for that special “first dinner.” In my case this dish is the one I made for my wonderful fiancé the day after I met her and when I calmly told her I planned to collar and own her, something no man had ever said to her before.
“My mother said it was simple. To keep a man, you must be a maid
in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom.
I said I’d hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit”
…Jerry Hall, wife of Mick Jagger