Herbed Pasta

Fresh Herbed Pasta

I was in the mood for some delicious homemade campari tomato sauce with fresh lemons but wanted to spice it up a little more and decided to use fresh mint and parsley.  What a perfect combination of flavors especially with some fresh grated pecorino romano!  It’s nice to go with something other than the usual basil-oregano.

Pasta Pasta!

Main Ingredients for Sauce: Lemon Zest, Parsley, Mint, Garlic, Shallot, Campari Tomatoes

Shallots cook first in some olive oil..

Next goes in the garlic, tomatoes, lemon zest and juice, mint, and parsley..

Cook it down to a sauce, season with s&p

Add cooked pasta and allow to cook for a few minutes to absorb the sauce...

Serve with lots of pecorino romano

RECIPE:

(served 4, if it were for two I’d still use the same amount of herbs just 2 cups of tomato and less pasta)

  • Campari tomatoes, 4 cups chopped (you can peel them but I chose not too)
  • Mint leaves, 1/2 cup chopped
  • Parsley leaves, 1/2 cup chopped
  • Garlic, minced
  • Shallot, chopped
  • Lemons, 2 – zest and juice of both
  • Olive Oil
  • S&P
  • Pecorino Romano
  • Spaghetti, 1 lb. (they were out of quinoa so I went with semolina)
  • Red Pepper Flakes, to serve (I forgot to put them in the sauce)

1. Put up a pot of water for pasta.

2. In a large saucepan heat up some olive oil.  Add shallot and cook until starting to brown.

3. Add tomatoes, mint, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic.  Cook down until it becomes a sauce over medium-low heat.

4. Cook pasta until just al dente.

5. Season sauce with s&p and some red pepper flakes if you’d like.

6. Add cooked pasta to sauce and cook for a few minutes allowing the pasta to absorb some of the sauce.

7. Serve with lots of pecorino romano!

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