Pasta Il Pompiere(Italian for Firefighter!)

Serves 4-6

This recipe was served the morning of September 11, 2001 by Joseph
Bonanno to the members of Ladder 3 for a Ronzoni Firefighter Cook Off live
TV appearance on WB 11. Twelve firefighters of Ladder 3 were lost in
the World Trade Center disaster. This recipe is named in honor of them,
may God rest their brave souls.

1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin
6-8 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bunch fresh Arugula
1/2 pound fresh Mozzarella, cut into dice sized cubes
1 pound Penne pasta
Parmesan cheese to taste
Dried red pepper flakes

Heat oil to medium. Add garlic and saute until just before golden, do
not burn. Pour into large bowl. In another bowl, toss tomatoes with
salt. Cut Arugula into strips and toss most with tomatoes, saving some to
top dish before serving. Mix together with oil, garlic, greens and
tomatoes. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain pasta and immediately,
while pasta is hot, mix all ingredients with hot pasta. Toss well to
melt cheese, sprinkle top with remaining arugula and red pepper flakes.

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