Recipe by Elizabeth Dick
"Named after the friend that first introduced this dish to me one homesick day. It is a simple pasta that lends itself to endless variety. Try adding mushrooms or zucchini. I find that angel hair pasta is best, but thicker pasta will certainly work as well. Drizzle with extra olive oil before serving."
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roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
salt and pepper to taste
angel hair pasta
I made some slight changes, but this turned out beautifully! Used less Angel Hair. 2 Tbs Olive Oil, and sauteed some minced garlic, red onion and a full can of (Drained) diced tomatoes with garlic, oregano and basil. Spiced it up with some Penzey's Pasta Sprinkle (oregano / thyme & basil), S&P, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Tossed over the noodles and topped with a bit of Parmesan. Couldn't believe the tomato-hating husband was eating - AND LOVING - it! Adding this to rotation.
My family thought this was very bland. The recipe called for 4 plum tomatoes, I used 6. I also increased the garlic to 5 cloves. I used a large onion and kept the oregano and basil the same as called for. I didn't use the full pound of pasta as it would have been way too dry and not enough tomatoes in it.I sprinkled with extra olive oil before serving. I may try this again as it is an easy recipe, but I will increase all ingredients until I get the right combination and flavor that I think it should have. I really don't know why it had no taste with all of the onion, garlic, etc that is in it.
To add more flavor, roast the tomatoes, add a few shakes of crushed red pepper, add a tablespoon of lightly crushed fennel seed, and definitely add parmesan cheese!
I made the recipe as is but after tasting it, I added a little more EVOO, a half teaspoon more of oregano and basil and a half teaspoon of crushed red pepper flake. I liked that this was a quick side to throw together, it paired well with meatloaf.
This was exactly what I was looking for. A very tasty, light pasta dish.
I had to make one substitution- used one can of diced tomatoes (drained) instead of the fresh. Very Good Recipe!!! Will make again with the fresh Romas.
I made this recipe for 2 and we both really liked it, although I made several changes. I used half a pound of pasta (rigatoni), 2 diced roma tomatoes, half of a red onion, twice the amount of basil but same amount of garlic, olive oil & oregano, and then I added salt, black pepper, pine nuts, and shaved parmesan. We'll definitely make it again!!
This is a fantastic recipe if you are looking for a very basic pasta dish. I do make this often, but I have changed a few things. To start, it needs salt. Without salt, it would be nearly tasteless. Also, it does need more tomatoes, and a little more olive oil than called for. I add the extra oil during cooking so that the flavors have a chance to blend. I also let the mixture simmer longer than called for. I do add different vegetables, depending on what I have on hand. I have used different types of pasta, and have found that my husband and I both prefer angel hair above all others. I now use all ingredients to taste, after having experimented with the recipe quite a bit. In all, it is a good starting point...but it does need a bit of work.
I make a very similar version of this recipe all the time. It is a staple in my house. I have added different veggies and meats to mix it up a bit. Even without additions it is delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 181
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