Good morning everyone,
I wanted to share with you all a simple and inexpensive pasta dish that is not only authentic but healthy as well.
Pasta al Pomodori fresco translates to pasta with fresh tomatoes. Perhaps you’d find this dish more popular in the Summer as it’s light and tomatoes are in season but you can also do it year round too.
Chef Marco went live on our Facebook page at Inspired in Italy on FB so if you’d like to catch the live version of his recipe, go check it out and leave a comment or a like. Let us know.
Let’s get started
Olive Oil – highly recommend Kirkland olive oil from Costco. Shown in video.
1/2 Onion – chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic- chopped
Cherry tomatoes- sliced in half
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pasta – spaghetti works best or a thin pasta.
1. In a sauce pan over high medium heat add olive oil, half of onion, garlic cloves. After 5 minutes, add sliced cherry tomatoes, salt and Pepper and after another 5-10 minutes add fresh chopped basil. Always keeping the burner on high medium. It takes about 20 minutes.
2. In the meantime while your preparing and cooking the sauce be sure to boil the water for the pasta. ADD coarse salt ONLY when the water is boiling!
3. This sauce is best with spaghetti or a thin pasta.
4. Add pasta a cook for 10 minutes for al dente. One should never eat a pasta too soft. Did you know, it’s actually better al dente for digestion? Yes, it’s true.
5. If you’ve a block of Parmesan Cheese, now the time to shred some for the pasta.
6. After pasta is cooked to perfection, drain it and add to sauce in the pan NOT a bowl, keeping it on the stove.
7. Plate it with freshly grated cheese and fresh basil leaves for a nice presentation.
If you’d like to make this dish, please take a photo and share with us on here or on our Facebook page, we’d love to see your dish!
Now, here are some photos and be sure to check the live https://m.facebook.com/InspiredinItaly/?tsid=0.6863841268544827&source=result
1-2 . This is what it’ll look like when done. So beautiful. Oh and the smell is amazing! So fresh and light.
3-4. Plated and ready to eat!
Simplicity is best when it comes to Authentic and traditional Italian cooking.