You have a choice of microwaving the envelope or cooking it on the stove with olive oil which I preferred to do. I had some Alessi, Puttanesca sauce which has olives, capers, and anchovies. It only took 1/2 the jar to coat the entire pasta. The pasta came out aldente and was so delicious. A green salad with olive oil and fig vinaigrette went well with it.
I can't believe how incredibly delicious my meal was and incredibly simple. I will be buying several packages on my next trip to the supermarket. I got mine at Ralph's Market.