Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Alrighty. First post. :)

Starting this off with a good one, whole wheat pasta with basil and cherry tomatoes. Yum. Also, a whole lotta garlic and onions, all wrapped up in melty, gooey mozzarella with a little extra asiago on top. And it was delicious. :D

Made this for a speech on food I have due this Tuesday. Hope everybody likes it.

I'm gonna try to write out a recipe for this, don't blame me too much if you try it and it isn't exactly right. I usually just wing it and don't measure anything.

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

-1 box any kind of pasta (I like the whole wheat, adds color and tastes better)

-2 small bags of cherry tomatoes (on the vine is best)

-1/2 of a medium onion (white is fine, but sweet onions are better, like shallots)

-1 chopped clove of garlic

-1 tbs basil

-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz bag)

-1 tbs olive oil

In a large pot, boil pasta according to box instructions. Wash and cut all the cherry tomatoes in half and dice up the onion fine.

Heat up a large skillet to about med heat, then pour in the olive oil, basil, onions, and garlic. Let the onions brown a little, then add the cherry tomatoes.

When the tomatoes get a little soft, press on the halves with your spoon to release the juices, making a sauce. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 or 6 min.

After draining the pasta, mix the sauce with the pasta, then pour on all the cheese and stir, until Mozzarella is melted throughout.

This recipe serves about 5 people. If you want enough for just two, just halve everything. Also, in addition to basil, you can add other spices, like rosemary, parsley, a little thyme, etc. Whatever you want. It's a versatile recipe. :D

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