Friday, October 1, 2010

Pasta Pomodoro - Quick N Easy Recipe


16    oz     Angel hair pasta
1/4    cup   Olive Oil
1/2            Onion (chopped) 
4               cloves garlic (minced) 
2     cups  Roma (plum) tomatoes (diced) 
2     tbsp   balsamic vinegar  
2     tbsp   Fresh basil (chopped)
1/4    cup    Parmesan Cheese
10    oz      low sodium broth (chicken, beef, vegetable, etc.) or optional 1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
                 Crushed red pepper (to taste)
                 Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.  Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes or until al-dente.  Drain. Pour olive oil in a heated skillet (high heat).  Saute onions & garlic until light brown.  Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes, vinegar & broth. Simmer 8-10 minutes.  Stir in red pepper, black pepper, basil and pasta.  Toss together thoroughly.  Simmer apx 5 min then serve, topped with grated cheese.

***Grilled chicken or shrimp can also be added to this dish***

Serves: 4

Until next time, when we can chit-chat again!

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