Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The taste of summer

Lately we are loving Pasta with Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, from The Barefoot Contessa

Our version uses either linguine or (my favorite) penne:

  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 5-6 leaves basil, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


While the pasta water is boiling, halve the tomatoes and stir them together with all the other ingerdients, reserving 1/2 cup parmesan. Cook and drain pasta, then toss it in a large serving bowl with tomato mixture and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. This is an obscene amount of cheese, but it makes a really amazing meal! We serve this with grilled chicken sausages from our local farm and a salad of homegrown lettuce!


B-Mama said...

MA, this looks delicious and easy, which is my kind of meal! Thanks for the recipe!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the recipe! I have a million cherry tomatoes right now from my garden, I was running out of ideas. This will be perfect!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this recipe! we had a box full of cherry tomatoes which were going to go bad and I saw your recipe. It was delicious and eaten by all! This recipe is a keeper. God bless you.