Pasta with Homemade Sun-gold Pasta Sauce

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Pasta with Homemade Sun-gold Pasta Sauce

Post by keljonma » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:34 pm

Pasta with Homemade Sun-gold Pasta Sauce

Makes 4-6 servings

1 pound dried pasta

1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds Sun-gold cherry tomatoes (see note)
1/4 cup fresh whole basil leaves
4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon each sea salt and freshly ground pepper, or to taste

Note: This sauce takes only enough time to sauté the vegetables and simmer briefly for optimum flavor. Sun-gold cherry tomatoes are yellow-orange, resembling egg yolks, and produce a sauce with unique color, texture and flavor. If desired, you may remove skins by dropping for a few seconds in boiling water and slipping off the skins. Substitute other tomatoes, preferably vine-ripened, with somewhat different results. Larger tomatoes should be peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped before cooking.

Bring a pot of water to boiling, then salt to taste and begin cooking pasta.

Meanwhile, using a three-quart saucepan, sauté onion in olive oil until soft and golden. Add tomatoes, basil, garlic, optional chili flakes and salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes.

Drain al dente pasta thoroughly and serve sauce immediately over cooked pasta.

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Re: Pasta with Homemade Sun-gold Pasta Sauce

Post by millipede » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:39 pm

another one I'll definitely have to try out. We usually eat whole wheat pasta and I'm not a HUGE fan of the taste of whole wheat. I eat it because it is healthier... But if the sauce is good enough I can't even taste the wheat taste in the pasta. My wife needs to perfect her recipe for sauce, but it is good. When we get back to Arkansas I'll have to start adding recipes again.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Pasta with Homemade Sun-gold Pasta Sauce

Post by priorwood » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:40 pm

That sounds good. I love pasta and any Italian food.

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Re: Pasta with Homemade Sun-gold Pasta Sauce

Post by Heather_feather » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:40 pm

Oh wow that sounds really good!

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