Malfadine is a hearty ribbon-like pasta that I came across one day in an Italian gourmet shop. I had no idea what to do with the stuff so of course consulted the internet and came across this recipe. In typical fashion, I've tweaked it a bit. If you can't find malfadine, tagliatelle would be an acceptable substitute. My husband and I can eat this entire recipe, but I would imagine the yield would stretch to three people, especially if you serve a salad or vegetable on the side. I always think as I eat this : How could a pasta dish with no garlic taste so good ?