Monday, March 8, 2010

Capellini w/ Tomatoes & Basil {Food Love}

This recipe is so yummy! My guy loved it, I added hot italian sausage!

Serves 6

-½ cup good olive oil, plus extra for the pasta pot
-2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
-4 pints small cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
-18 large basil leaves, julienned
-2 tablespoons chopped fresh curly parsley
-2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
-1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
-¾ pound dried capellini or angel hair pasta
-1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Extra chopped basil and grated Parmesan for serving

1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add two tablespoons of salt and a splash of oil to the pot.

2 Meanwhile, heat the ½ cup of olive oil in a large (12-inch) sauté pan. Add the garlic to the oil and cook over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, thyme, two teaspoons salt, the pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for five to seven minutes, tossing occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to soften but don't break up.

3 While the tomatoes are cooking, add the capellini to the pot of boiling water and cook for two minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the pasta water.

4 Place the pasta in a large serving bowl, add the tomatoes and Parmesan, and toss well. Add some of the pasta water if the pasta seems too dry. Serve large bowls of pasta with extra basil sprinkled on top and a big bowl of extra Parmesan on the side.

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  1. Mmm This looks really yummy! I will have to try making it sometime!

  2. Yum! Great idea to add the sausage

  3. yummm! looks simple yet delicious! that's the best kind of comfort food :)

  4. ok. um. that looks delicious!
    i need to make that for my boyfriend and tell him i created it! ;)

    thanks for the tip..


  5. My mouth is watering! I'm so glad I found your blog - and this amazing recipe!!

  6. looks and sounds yummy Jenna, delicious! I'll certainly try it!

  7. looks and sounds yummy Jenna, delicious! I'll certainly try it!

  8. oooo yum! This looks amazing!

    Glad you stopped by my blog...happy to find yours. Its lovely! Look forward to following;)

  9. That pasta looks sooooo yummmy! :)

  10. Yum, I love anything with Basil! Great recipe


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