I remember seeing this recipe on a TV cooking show long back, I don't remember which one. Reconstructing by memory, here is Pasta with Three Tomatoes (fresh, canned and sun dried)
|Pasta With Three Tomatoes|
|1 lb spaghetti|
Plenty of water
salt to taste
|Bring plenty of well salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti according to package directions, until al dente|
|2 tbsp tomato olive oil (from oil packed sun dried tomatoes)|
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
|Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds|
|1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes|
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes halved
|Add crushed tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes, cook down for 15 mins. Then, add the halved cherry tomatoes and simmer until the cherry tomato just turns soft. Drain spaghetti, add to the sauce. Add some retained pasta water to dilute sauce if desired. Top with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).|
Each tomato sauce recipe has its signature - play with herbs, add a dash of vodka or wine or in this case, work with different flavors of the tomato. If you don't like the sour taste of sun dried tomatoes, you can reduce the amount used in the recipe.
This is an entry to ARF/5-a-day at Sweetnicks.