Tonight’s meal was courtesy of our garden. About 3 lbs. of tomatoes and a couple other ingredients and dinner was done. I like this recipe because it is simple and tastes very fresh! Also a good way to use up tomatoes you may have in your garden!
Start with fresh tomatoes
Cut a X in the top
Lower in boiling water for about 15 seconds to loosen the skin
Peel, de-seed and chop (if the tomatoes are a bit juicy, place in strainer for about 15 minutes)
Saute about 1-2 tablespoons of shallots in 1 tbl of olive oil until soft. Add half of the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes along with S&P and some crushed red pepper (optional or to liking)
Meanwhile cook some pasta and after the 15 minutes add the rest of tomatoes until warm (about 3-5 minutes as you don’t want them to cook down)
Add sauce to pasta, add chopped fresh basil and top with parmesan cheese
John gave this 3.5 stars!