Robert "Bobby" Miranda's Pasta e Fagioli

Robert "Bobby" Miranda's Pasta e Fagioli

Our friend, former teammate at the University Of South Carolina and professional actor (Untouchables, Sister Act, Midnight Run, Hill Street Blues, et al), has a great recipe for Pasta e Fagioli.

In a heavy dutch oven, saute 2 garlic cloves in 4 tablespoons of our Certified California extra virgin olive oil. When the garlic becomes soft, remove it. Puree in a blender or food processor, 1 (one) can of drained Cannellini beans and add to pan with 1 (one) cup of water and a cup of chicken stock. Stir in 4 tablespoons of tomato paste. Add a cup and a half of uncooked ditalini pasta. Stir. Season with salt, red pepper flakes, fresh ground black pepper, and chopped fresh parsley. Turn up the heat until the pasta becomes al dente. Serve in a shallow bowl with crusty bread, grated parmigiano reggiano cheese, and drizzle with our olive oil.

Serve with a glass of Amarone, Brunello or Chianti Classico.