Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta-Italiano

You will need:
1/2 lb. Pasta (Penne is preferred)
4 Whole Sun-Dried Tomatoes (in olive oil)
2-3 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Parsley
1 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Basil
1/2 C. Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsps. Olive Oil
2 Tbsps. Olive Oil (from Sun-dried Tomato Jar)
Salt / Pepper

Add pasta to a pot of salted boiling water. Boil
for approximately 8-10 minutes or until desired
tenderness. While pasta is boiling, prep remaining

Coarsely chop tomatoes and set aside.
Coarsely chop Parsley and Basil and set aside.
Finely chop Garlic cloves and set aside.

In a small skillet, add sun-dried tomatoes, garlic,
butter, 2 Tbsps. Olive Oil and 2 Tbsps. Olive Oil
from the sun-dried tomato jar (that oil is infused
with the sun-dried tomato and adds excellent flavor
to this dish!). Add a pinch of Salt and Pepper. Cook
on Medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, stirring
occasionally. (Don't overcook or burn the garlic!)
Turn off heat and set aside.

Drain the pasta and toss in the Parsley and Basil.
Scoop out pasta on a plate and drizzle over the
Sun-Dried tomato mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle
with grated Parmesan Cheese. Add Salt / Pepper to

I'm sure there are other recipes out there very
similar to this one, but I'm sharing this one with
you because this is my version ...bon appetite!