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A pasta you won’t forget

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This is easy and so delicious I totally surprised myself.

What you need:
1 lb pasta, any kind will do fresh or boxed. I used Barilla Angel Hair.
6 small tomatoes or a box of cherry tomatoes.
2 cloves of garlic pressed.
1/4 C basil chopped fresh is best ( I had some from my garden I froze I’ll show you that later)
4 Tbls olive oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or my favorite Aleppo pepper
1 C plain bread crumbs ( made my own but Panko would be great because they are chunkier.
1/4 C Romano cheese or Parm
2 Tbls butter + 2 Tbls olive oil for bread crumbs.

What you do:
Cook the pasta according to directions. While it is cooking
In another large sauté pan heat olive oil, red pepper and garlic on med high heat ( not too hot you don’t want it to brown) then reduce heat to low until you are ready for tomatoes.
In a second pan heat the butter and a little of the olive oil (start with a little add more if needed) put in the bread crumbs and basil and brown. Make sure they are crunchy & toasted the butter adds more flavor.

Back to the other pan ( it might seem like a lot but it’s not at all just seems so in writing)
Put in the tomatoes quartered turn up the heat and gently stir and coat with the garlic & olive oil.
When past is cooked remove with tongs and put right into tomatoes, the pasta water helps the dish come together add about a 1/4 C past water stir completely and put in large serving bowl, pour the bread crumbs over the top and serve immediately & top with some Ramano, and plenty of fresh cracked pepper! So good
Enjoy -T

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy Gineo
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 18:41:59

    Oh YUMM! I just found tonight’s dinner….Thanks Tasha 🙂

    Reply

  2. budziak
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 01:55:56

    This looks amazing. Adding to my bookmarks! Thanks!

    Reply

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