Friday, July 28, 2006

Hot Tomatoes

I proudly present this pic of a lovely cluster of heirloom Italian tomatoes called Costoluto Genovese. Somehow they managed to survive - and possibly thrive - in last weeks heatwave. They are amazingly delish. This time of year tomatoes are so good that they speak for themselves. Here is a favorite recipe that lets them do just that.......


Halve tomatoes and squeeze out the seeds, then chop coarsely. Place in a serving bowl with finely minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and a touch of red/white wine or sherry vinegar. Let stand for one hour to generate juices, then toss in drained, still hot pasta & chopped fresh basil....yum!

You may need to play with the amounts a bit to suit your tastes. I've found that going easy on the garlic is a good idea b/c it is so bold when raw - but it does mellow out a bit after marinating for the hour. The ratio of oil to vinegar is about 3:1.

Oh yeah, and we like angel hair pasta the best!


Mariah said...

That sounds yummy. I LOVE tomatoes, homegrown are the best. I had a toasted tomato sandwich for dinner tonight.

Lisa and Tate said...

I will have to give it try!!! Nothing like a fresh pasta in this BLAZIN' heat!!!


Stacy said...

Sounds good! I will have to give it a try.

There is nothing better than home grown tomatoes. I love this time of year.

Millicent said... can add garden tomatoes to your list...we can't grow them here because it's just too darn cold. Your sauce sounds wonderful though. I'll try it with the regular old store bought tom's and I bet it'll be just fine.

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Jen said...

Yummy! Will try it this weekend!

MBmama said...

Oh my mouth is watering! Those are some sexy tomatoes!
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