“Simplicity Is the Ultimate Sophistication…” – Leonardo Da Vinci

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Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato, Romano and Basil

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This is an adaptation of the following recipe:
http://creampuffsinvenice.ca/2007/09/03/la-festa-is-here/

Ingredients for two hungry or three normal people:

  • 10 oz spaghetti
  • 1 lb cherry tomato
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • Romano cheese to garnish
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1/2 stock cube
  • Olive oil
  • Some nice Italian bread to munch on

Directions:

Quarter or half the cherry tomatoes and cook in a pan with a healthy lug of olive oil. Now smash the garlic with the back face of your knife, remove the skin and throw in the pan with the tomatoes. Now wash and chop all of the basil (you may want to reserve some for garnish if you feel the need) and add this to pan. Throw in a glass of white wine (you may want to reserve some for yourself if you feel the need), half a stock cube, some salt and pepper and cook away for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil cook the spaghetti till al dente and drain (reserving a slight amount of the cooking water). Pile the spaghetti on a plate or bowl, spoon over the tomato sauce and grate some Romano cheese on top.

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Reflections:

Begin what could be an Italian themed evening with some nice bread and olive oil from Tops on the Waterfront. (I know I dissed their tuna, but their bread is awesome) and finish with panna cotta and red wine poached pears. I’ve never cooked the latter, but have had it cooked for me once and it blew me away! Someday I will definitely try it…

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One Response to ““Simplicity Is the Ultimate Sophistication…” – Leonardo Da Vinci”

  1. Ivonne said

    Wow! That looks delicious!

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