Saturday, September 26, 2009

Basil Pomodoro

I love a simple, easy to follow recipe - and having tomatoes in season - I just had to try my hand at a classic pomodoro sauce. Serve this sauce over any medium or long shaped pasta. Just 5 ingredients - simple and inexpensive to make:

3-4 lbs. beefsteak, roma, or plum tomatoes
4-6 cloves of garlic, roasted
4 T. extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp. basil (dried) or 3 T. fresh, chopped basil
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. While waiting for water to boil, over medium heat in a large, shallow skillet, add olive oil, garlic, and onion. Sautee until onion is translucent.
Drop tomatoes in to boiling water, cook for 1-2 minutes, or til skin cracks. Immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Peel tomatoes, and add to the pan of garlic, onion, and oil.
Over medum-high, simmer tomatoes in garlic, onion, olive oil. Add basil and simmer until a thick sauce forms, about 12-16 minutes.
Serve over pasta.
Garnish with parmesan cheese.

Yields = 4-5 servings

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