Caper and Roquette Tagliatelle

Hello ladies!

I’ve not had pasta in a long time and recently had a craving for it. I was at the farmer’s market and the roquette (arugula) looked beautiful. I thought it would go well with my pasta…and some capers. 🙂 It was delicious. I also got to top it off with some feta with garlic scapes- a speciality from local cheese company Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.


Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 250 grams of tagliatelle nests
  • 2 tbsp capers (I used the ones from Milos :))
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 handfuls roquette
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tsps butter (I used goat butter)
  • ¼ of lemon, juice squeezed
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Optional: Feta (I used feta with garlic scapes)


I put my capers in some water to soak out excess salt.

Get a medium sized pot and get that water boiling for your pasta. Throw in some big sea salt just before tossing in your tagliatelle nests. Cook as per packet instructions.

While your pasta cooks- heat a medium saucepan. When hot, pour in your oil. Crush a garlic clove and put in the olive oil- don’t make the garlic too small as we’ll be taking it out later. Add your capers and reduce the heat. Put the butter in and mix together. Take out the garlic. Turn off the heat all together. Add roquette and let it wilt in the sauce.

Once the pasta is cooked, strain very well and put in the pan with your caper and roquette sauce. Mix well.

Serve immediately with some fresh ground pepper.


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4 thoughts on “Caper and Roquette Tagliatelle

  1. Jan July 18, 2016 at 5:44 am Reply

    Hey Em, that looks delicious. A perfect summer pasta: simple and fresh with a little tangy lemon. We don’t get feta with add-ons here but I’m sure a small (maybe very small) clove of garlic micro-planed in would do the trick. Goat butter? Tell me more.

  2. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence July 19, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply

    That looks so simple and delicious – my favorite kind of pasta recipe! I’ll probably try it just with oil, no doubt it won’t be quite as good as the original but I’m sure it will be yummy 🙂

    Love the pics, especially the one of your mise en place!

  3. Hanin July 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm Reply

    So beautiful Emi!
    It looks so simple to make, I will definitely give it a try after a workout 🙂
    Miss you loads and can’t wait to see you!

    • Emily August 1, 2016 at 4:53 am Reply

      Hey Hanin! You can add some protein as well if you need- some chicken or tuna would work well. Let me know how you get on!

      On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:45 AM, Meals and miles apart, recipes shared with love. wrote:


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