Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A Little Pasta Music, Please...
I REALLY LIKE TOMATOES, I like them cooked and I like them fresh off the vine, warmed by the Tuscany sun (I can dream, can't I?)
This recipe contains everything we all love. If you don't love this, you're not an earthling. When we heat the ingredients in an oven, over a thin crust...voila, it's pizza! And when we cook the pasta, we have this delightful recipe. Eat it hot, cold, room temperature..your choice.
Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta
1 lb. pasta (of your choice)
1 1/2 lbs. tomatoes, halved, seeded, and chopped
8 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut into small pieces
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup basil leaves, thinly cut
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 1 tsp. salt and pasta. Cook until al dente.
2. While pasta is cooking, combine tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic and basil in a large bowl. Add olive oil and salt to taste to mixture.
3. Drain pasta, add to tomato mix, and toss. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Hot/ cold (as a salad)/ room temp. Serves 6.
Wine..I've been drinking a nice Syrah lately..mmm...