Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bursting Tomatoes

I watched the Barefoot Contessa this week, and she made an Angel Hair Pasta with fresh tomatoes. I was inspired to try it, with my variations.

1 Pkg WW Gnocchi
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 TBS olive oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic
1 bunch diced scallions
1 cup fresh basil leaves
Parmegiano/Regiano cheese

Saute garlic and pepper in olive oil for 30 seconds in medium heat pan, add tomatoes and move them around in the oil until they are coated, then cook for about 5 minutes, now add the scallions, and stir for about a minute, add the basil stir, and remove from heat.This cooks the tomatoes to the point that they are heated, but not bursting. Add the cheese, and then mix with cooked pasta.

I found the gnocchi a little heavy, so you might use a lighter pasta, but it will be good, whatever you choose. What makes this dish is hot, fresh tomatoes bursting in your mouth.

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