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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Only in the Summer: Recipe

This dish happens to be one of the best I make - it's so fresh that you feel as though you can only eat this outside on a wonderful evening! Break out a crisp white that will pair nicely and relax. This sauce won't get cold!

Linguine with Fresh Plum Tomato Sauce
2 Lbs. very ripe plum tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh, chopped basil
1 small onion, minced
2 small cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 lb. of pasta, linguine or angel hair is best

Cut an "X" into the tops of each tomato - not too deep, just barely going below the skin's surface. Drop tomatoes into boiling water for about 3 minutes. Remove to a colander and when cool enough, peel off skin, starting at the "X" and squeeze out seeds. Chop tomatoes coarsely and put into a large mixing bowl. Add: onion, basil, garlic, oil, salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature for about one hour - mix regularly. Add cheese, mix, and serve over hot pasta.

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