This weeks #SundaySupper is such a great concept - 5 ingredients or less. As soon as I heard the theme, I knew what I had to make: Fresh Basil & Tomato PastaBuitoni Cut Pasta. Also, do not use canned tomatoes.It's an easy out, and using fresh tomatoes is easy. Here's how:
PEELING & SEEDING DICING (why did that title just make me think of Christian Grey?)
Start off with peeling and seeding your plum tomatoes. Prepare a bowl of ice water and set it aside. Place a pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. While your water is boiling, make a shallow X on the bottom of the tomatoes. Once your water comes to a boil, drop 5-6 in and watch for the skin to start peeling (around 1 min). Put the tomatoes into the ice bath for 5 minutes, and repeat with the remaining tomatoes.Peel away!
5 INGREDIENTS: Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and basil
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 16oz peeled, halved and seeded
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmiagiano-reggiano
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves, sliced thinly
- 1 lb spaghetti
- (Seasonings don't count as an ingredient) Pinch of crushed red pepper Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
In a wide pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes and season lightly with salt and pepper. Let cook for a few minutes until tomatoes start to soften. Using a potato masher, smash the tomatoes finely. Cook 20-25 minutes until sauce is thickened. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti until just shy of al dente. Drain pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water. Add pasta to sauce and cook over medium-high heat, gently tossing the pasta and the sauce together with a couple of wooden spoons until pasta is just tender. If the sauce seems a little thick, add some of the reserved pasta water. Take pan off heat and toss in basil and cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 4
Source(s): People Magazine
Join us, September 30th, 2012 as we share our delicious, mouth-watering recipes! Here’s a sneak peak at what everyone is bringing to our #SundaySupper table. Be sure to stay after dinner at 7pm EST as we share our recipes during our #SundaySupper live chat!