Friday, April 2, 2010

Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

This pasta dish we love to make when it starts to get warm out and the tomatoes are sweet and the basil is fresh. There are minimal ingredients in this dish so make sure you select the very best, otherwise the flavor will not be as good.
What you need:
4 vine ripened tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
10-12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 pound spaghetti or capellini
Take the tomatoes and make a cross through the flesh of the bottom of the tomato, do not cut all the way through the tomato. Then place the tomatoes in a large pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes, or until you see the skin separate from the flesh. Take the tomatoes out and let cool, then peel the skin off and dice and remove the seeds from the tomatoes, place in a large bowl. Then add the sliced garlic and fresh basil to the bowl. Drizzle the olive oil and salt and pepper over the tomato mixture. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes, covered.
Then in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta well and toss with the tomato sauce that has been sitting for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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