Black Olive and Brown Butter Tortellini

Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINOrdinary butter is kicked up with browning, black olives and garlic in this simple yet sensational pasta dish.
Advocate staff photo by BETH COLVINOrdinary butter is kicked up with browning, black olives and garlic in this simple yet sensational pasta dish.

BY BETH COLVIN

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Advocate-Tested Recipe

Black Olive and Brown Butter Tortellini

Serves 4. Recipe is by Beth Colvin.

1 stick of salted butter

1 (15-oz.) can whole black olives, drained and halved

1 heaping tbl. minced garlic

Chiffonade of fresh basil, to taste

20 ozs. of your favorite fresh pasta, prepared according to package directions

Grated Parmesan for garnish

1. Heat a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the stick of butter and cook, stirring frequently, until the butter just begins to brown.

2. Add the garlic, cook until fragrant, no more than a minute. Add the black olives and stir to combine well. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, then add the basil. Cook just until fragrant.

3. Add the cooked pasta and stir well to combine. Cook until heated through. Garnish with grated Parmesan before serving.