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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

1/2 C thinly sliced garlic
7 T extra virgin olive oil
2 C tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 1 lb)
2/3 C basil leaves, roughly chopped
3/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
6 oz dried angel hair pasta (capellini or capelli d/angelo)
Parmesan cheese, optional

Combine the garlic and 3 T of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook slowly until the garlic is evenly lightly browned. Reduce the heat to low, add the tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and cook until the tomatoes are heated through. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in ample salted boiling water. drain the cooked pasta and add it and the remaining oil to the skillet. Toss to coat the pasta with the oil. Serve in warmed bowls with tomatoes and basil on top. Serves 4.

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