In my last blog I gave you a recipe for Roasted Plum Tomatoes.
Today I am offering you a suggestion of how to use them in a quick pasta dish.
Here is my recipe for Pasta with Roasted Plum Tomatoes. This recipe is enough for one or two people as a side dish and can easily be increased.
Cut ½ cup of the roasted tomatoes into large dice. Seeds, skins and all.
Sauté 2 cloves of sliced garlic in 1 ½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over low heat for a few minutes or until the garlic just begins to take on color.
Add ¼ teaspoon salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper and ¼ teaspoon dried oregano. Sauté one more minute.
Add the roasted tomatoes and simmer 2 minutes.
Turn off heat.
Boil 2 to 3 ounces of dried pasta. Reserve a few tablespoons pasta water before draining. Add pasta along with one or more tablespoons pasta water to sauce. Toss.
Sprinkle with ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese. Toss then drizzle with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin oil.
If you prefer add some torn basil leaves to the pasta at the end and omit the oregano.