Pasta al pomodoro fresco ~ with Chef Marco ❤️❤️🇮🇹❤️🎉

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

Shopping List

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

Fresh Basil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Pasta – spaghetti works best or a thin pasta.

Directions

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.

And enjoy!

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

Photos

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.

Xoxo

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Cooking with… 

Yesterday, on my Inspired in Italy Facebook page, I asked who you all thought would be the star in my “Cooking with” series.. Well, no, its not Marco, my husband nor is it my mother in law. Great guesses though.

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Trattoria Antica Da Amedeo

If you have read my last post about Soave, then you will know that we spent about an hour or so looking for an agriturismo to have lunch.. After being lead on a wild goose chase, we decided to just find a nice place in the center of Soave.

We had thought if we are going to eat in the city center, it will most likely be ridiculously over priced and poor quality of food, but boy were we wrong!

We went to Trattoria Antica Da Amedeo which is located on Via Roma 15 in Soave. Continue reading

Osteria alla Caneva

We had an amazing lunch at Osteria alla Caneva Sunday afternoon.

Most places, you usually need a reservation for a Sunday afternoon. We didn’t have one. We stumbled across this old, rustic osteria which is a little outside of the heart of Bassano.

First impression – hmm ok, but it’s rather small. I was worried how I was going to fit my Inglesina stroller, diaper bag and mini poodle all inside comfortably. Everything worked out and the owner was incredibly nice. He gave Harley ( mini poodle) a bowl of water. That’s a HUGE point in my book!

How many places in America allow dogs in the restaurant? Let alone give them a bowl of water? None, right?

Osteria alla Caneva serves typical Venetian dishes which I adore!!

Hint – there are no menus. The waiter simply tells you what the Chef offers for the day. So knowing a little Italian helps but if not I’m sure they speak English. Can’t order anything wrong at this place anyhow. The food is simply amazing!

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I had fresh fettuccine with tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and basil. Perfect dish for a hot summer day.

For dessert I had torta di ananas(pineapple).

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To finish off my meal, I unlike most Italians had a latte macchiato after. Haha! I laugh when telling you because it’s rather unusual to order such a drink after a lunch.

If you are in Bassano del Grappa, you should definitely stop by for lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed.

Osteria alla caneva is located at
Via Giacomo Matteotti 34
Bassano del Grappa
335-542-3560

Xoxo