Fresh From the Garden, Pasta Pomodoro
I take great pleasure in seeing my tomato plants full of plump fruit waiting to be plucked. Add in the HUGE basil plant growing right next to those juicy toms and I am just giddy with caprese and Pomodoro plans. Knowing that winter weather was just around the corner, I decided it was high time to get cooking using my garden fresh goods. I took in a nice Beefsteak and Lemon Boy, a few bunches of basil and got cookin'! I had NO idea how easy and amazing this recipe would be!
Once I chopped up my toms nice and thin, I thew them in a pan with a bit of olive oil and garlic. I let them stew up in there, filling the kitchen with flavor while I chopped up the basil. Once it was nice and fine, I added that to the mix and made sure I didn't drool in the pan. While that was cooking away, I threw my whole wheat noodles in some boiling water and prepared to strain.
|Cut and ready to cook...|
|Nice and saucy with all that garlic...|
|Now add the fresh basil...|
|Oh to the yeah, that is what I call some good lookin' Pomodoro!|
|Sauce and noodles are ready....|
A little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a pinch of basil for good measure, I took my garden grown dinner to the table. Since I was eating Italian style, it was only natural to have a nice glass of wine. Oh how I love Friday nights alone!
With each savored bite I was more and more amazed at the simplicity of this dish and even more proud that the best parts came from my backyard. Now I can't wait until those plants are back at it again next year so I can make GALLONS of this sauce to freeze for a wonderful meal all year round.
Do you too love Pomodoro or anything tomato basil? Have any other easy recipes to try?