Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mothers Day Week - Tomato Basil Pasta

I can't believe I've had this blog as long as I have and have yet to post this recipe. It's a crime I tell you. This may be one of my mom's best recipes.

This pasta is best made when the tomatos really taste like tomatos. Like true Italian pasta, it is dressed very simply. The sauce is thin, and the slivers of tomato just melt into it. Make sure you have a good appetite and a big piece of parmesan when you make this.

Tomato Basil Pasta
for 3 or 4 people

3-4 tomatos
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tb butter
1/4 cup white wine
1/3 cup chicken broth
2 tb butter
2 tb fresh basil, chopped
parmesan cheese
spaghetti noodles

Boil water for the noodles. When you add the noodles to the water, begin to make the sauce. Slice the tomatos very thinly. Saute the garlic in 1 tb of butter until it just starts to color. Add the wine and simmer for 1 minute. Add the broth and simmer 3 minutes more. Add the tomatos, basil and 2 tb butter. Simmer until the noodles are done. Season the sauce with salt and pepper if needed. Drain the pasta and pour into a bowl. Pour over the sauce, grate in lots of parmesan. Mix together and plate, making sure all portions get some of the sauce from the bottom of the bowl.


Pamela said...

That looks great!

Sara said...

Thanks Pamela. it's the best pasta I've had.