11 September 2010

Tomato Tossed Pasta

As always, the What is dedicated to presenting you with colorful ideas for everyday life. Many of our ideas are food-related, because we love food. Learning how to cook for yourself now that you no longer have your mom or your meal plan to provide your meals can seem like a daunting task. We at the What are here to show you that cooking can be fun, easy, and rewarding by offering up recipes like this from our personal cookbooks. As is the case with most of our recipe-based ideas, this one is simple and delicious, just like us.

Tomato Tossed Pasta
Recently I have been rediscovering the joy in life that is having a Whole Foods nearby. Many a day on my lunch break, I'll pick up a bunch of fresh ingredients and toss together something delicious (like French Bread Margherita Pizza). I must say, it's nice to finally be the guy in the office whose lunch makes everyone else jealous. To make a long story short, my coworker Patti was impressed by my kitchen improvisation skills and gave me a gift: two orange tomatoes and a suggestion. The suggestion was to marinate the tomatoes in olive oil and put it on spaghetti. The following is how I interpreted that suggestion tonight (with irresistibly tasty results).

EVOO - I eyeballed it, but I'm estimating anywhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of a cup will do the job.
2 Roma tomatoes
Fresh basil
Italian seasonings - Just grab whatever's lying around, it'll work
Pasta - I used angel hair

  1. Put the water on to boil the pasta.
  2. Pour the EVOO into a bowl, medium-dice the tomatoes, and drop them into the bowl.
  3. Add liberal amounts of Italian seasoning.
  4. Toss. Add more oil and seasoning as needed.
  5. Add the fresh basil. Toss some more.
  6. Leave the tomato/oil stuff at room temp while the pasta cooks.
  7. After you pour the pasta into a strainer, dump the tomatoes and friends into the hot pot.
  8. Pour the pasta back in with the tomatoes and proceed to, once again, get your toss on.
This meal goes well with some crusty bread and dipping oil, and a decent white wine. Also, it's quite fantastic and simple. Requiring minimal effort, this meal is a quick, easy way to look like a gourmet chef. Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Share your thoughts!