18 May Delicious Fresh Pasta

Ingredients:

 

  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • Lots of fresh tomatoes (amount is to taste, but we like lots of tomatoes), chopped
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves

 

Directions:

 

  1. Saute garlic in olive oil. Stir constantly until soft.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes to garlic. Add salt to taste. Stir until gently cooked but not mushy.
  3. Add basil, torn into pieces.
  4. Pasta: Add pasta to boiling water to which you have added lots of salt and a small amount of olive oil. Cook as per package instructions or until al dente.
  5. To Serve: (optional) cook a couple of good sausages (chicken/apple or mild Italian) from Whole Foods or Central Market. Place sausages in a small sauce pan with about 1/2″ of water and gently cook until water is absorbed. When cooked, slice sausages on the diagonal and arrange on the side on top of pasta.
  6. Place pasta on plate and top with fresh tomato mixture with sausage slices on one side.

 

*This sauce will not be runny like a cooked tomato sauce, but more like a tomato concasse – chunky.

**You can also grill red, yellow, and green bell pepper quarters in a grill pan and serve on the other side of the plate. Really pretty! And, very healthy.