I have found myself uninspired in the kitchen before, but never indecisive. That doesn't even flow with my obsessed mise en place mentality. I am always prepared, prepped, and ready. Last night, I wasn't any of those things. I was indecisive about dinner. I had ingredients. I had good ingredients. I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do with them.
I had fantastic dried imported Rustichella papardelle pasta, shrimp, pancetta, and sausage. Those would be the foundation and spring board. I didn't want a tomato sauce. I didn't want a cream sauce. What did I want?
I needed to take stock of the situation. I wanted something roasted. I wanted something bright, fresh and light. Soemthing new.
I had green peppers, Kalamata olives, capers, basil, parsley, chives, pearl onions, roma tomatoes, lemons, oranges, and garlic. How could anything go wrong with those ingredients?