Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Easy Tomato Pasta Italian Style
Here you go and as always ENJOY!
1 red (as we say in the south - purple) onion
1 tbs olive oil (or to taste)
2 boxes of cherry/grape tomatoes
1 bouillon cube (veggie or chicken)
Fresh bundle of basil
1 box of pasta (Bucatini recommended also linguini or linguini fini)
1 clove of fresh garlic optional
1 thai chili pepper optional
Note: Pasta should always be cooked 1 - 2 mins less than indicated on package. Add olive oil to pasta pan and salt after it's boiling before you pour pasta in and save a cup of that water before you pour it out and use half for pasta and 1/4 cup for reheat if you have leftovers. Sauté pasta with sauce on med high hear for about 2 mins for flavors to combine. Parmesan on top if you prefer.
How easy, how fresh......doesn't get much better!
And another variation of an easy tomato pasta is:
4 fresh garlic cloves cut in 4th's
3 tbs of rinsed capers
1 - 2 chili peppers
1 tbs olive oil
1 box of cherry/grape tomatoes
(add cooked shrimp or sausage if you like)
Put in the saute pan together and let simmer good on med/low for 30 minutes or so and serve over pasta with pecorino romano or parmesean if desired.