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Peppery arugula adds a distinctive bite to this appealing dish, but if arugula is unavailable, you can substitute watercress with similar results.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a blender, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Blend until a paste forms. With the machine running, add the 1/3 cup oil in a thin stream.

Step 2

Sprinkle the turkey with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat. Cook the turkey, in two batches if necessary, until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Do not overcook. Transfer the turkey to a large bowl and add the arugula.

Step 3

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne until just done, about 13 minutes. Drain, toss with the turkey and arugula and the tomato vinaigrette, and serve warm.

Step 4

Wine Recommendation: A fruity red will complement the sharpness of the arugula. Try a Beaujolais-Villages from France or a dolcetto from Italy. In either case, chill the wine slightly before serving.

Quick From Scratch Pasta

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