Pasta with Roasted Plum Tomatoes © Karen Lee 2013


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.

2 comments… add one
  • Faith Middleton, WNPR October 15, 2013, 5:31 am

    This is fresh, exquisite cooking at its best because Karen is focused on the flavors of each ingredient coming through to make your palate dance. She is a genius at combining health and powerful flavor — what we all seek. I made this one. it rocks! Alec Baldwin, my man crush, this one’s for you!
    — Faith Middleton,
    The Food Schmooze, WNPR

    • Karen Lee October 15, 2013, 5:56 pm

      Hi Faith,

      I am thrilled you like the blog. Your enthusiasm means so much to me.

      Karen Lee


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