Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Favorite Pasta

I have blogged about this before. This:

I only make during the summer. You need to have garden tomatoes. You cannot do this with supermarket ones.

Minjenah's favorite pasta

Two large heirloom garden tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

8 ounces hot cooked pasta

Parmesan cheese

Chop up the tomatoes about an hour before you are planning to eat this. Put them in a bowl with all the juices that came from the tomatoes that are on your cutting board. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and olive oil. Leave it on the counter for about an hour.

Start the water for the pasta. Check your tomatoes. There should be a lot of tomato water that your chopped tomatoes are sitting in. Boil your pasta and drain. Reserve about a cup of the pasta water if your tomatoes are not juicy enough. Add the hot pasta to your tomatoes. Toss to coat. The pasta soaks up the juicy tomatoes. If it looks dry, add the pasta water. If not, don't worry about it. Add the basil and cheese.

Summer in a bowl.

Makes two servings.


Decor-8 said...

Delicious. Made on Monday from tomatoes from our garden (probably 1/8 the size of yours) and NOT the store. So easy and so flavorful. Hmmm, what to make for tomorrow - any suggestions?


Minjenah said...


I recommend gaspacho

or a caprese salad.

Anonymous said...

THAT is going to be dinner tomorrow night. (And I don't even have to go grocery shopping!)

Great blog! (Just found you via DC =)