Acini di Pepe Pasta2018-01-21
Cook acini di pepe in a pasta pot of boiling salted water (3 Tbsp salt for 6 qt water), stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain well in a sieve. Transfer to a bowl. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then saute garlic with red-pepper flakes until golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in olives. Toss with pasta. Season with salt and pepper.