Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fresh Tomato Pasta...

Quick, simple and cheap to make.  This dish will knock your socks off!

Recipe feeds 4:
1 packet good quality organic pasta
6 roma tomatos chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 red onion finely sliced
1 handful basil chopped
loads of olive oil
salt and pepper
1 pinch chili flakes
Parmesan cheese

Fill a large pot with water and place over high heat, add a good three finger pinch of salt.  It's important to let the pasta have a lot of room in the pot, so make sure there's a load of water.

While the water is heating, slice the onion and place in saute pan with some olive oil and salt, pepper and  chili flakes, over medium high heat.  When the onions start to soften, turn heat to low and caramelize.  Chop your tomatoes and garlic.

When the pasta water is boiling, add the pasta and stir with tongs to make sure all the pasta is covered with water.  Bring back up to a boil.  When the pasta is close to being finished, bring the heat back to medium high on the onions and add the garlic and tomatoes.  Cook until tomatoes are warmed through.

Drain the pasta and return to the pot, add some olive oil and stir pasta.  Plate the pasta on a warm plate and add a little more olive oil.  Add some of the tomato sauce on top of the pasta and garnish with fresh chopped basil, then add a little more olive oil and parmesan cheese.

Bon Appetit!

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