This is for all of those of you out there with one tomato (Trish!).
I have this friend. We used to work together, but then she managed to bust out. The stinker. Anyway, her new job isn’t very far from me, so about once a month we meet in the middle at this little hole-in-the-wall Italian place. It is authentic Italian made by Italian peoples. Ergo, it is DELICIOUS. Seriously, butt-growingly delicious. There is a dish I have gotten every time we’ve been there except the last time we went (which was a mistake. The dish I got was good, but it wasn’t as good as my regular dish. Everyone was shocked I got it, even the waiter!). I ALWAYS get the Campellini Pomodoro.
In fact, I love it so much, I finally tried to recreate it at home. I’m getting pretty close!
Heather’s Pasta Pomodoro
1 handful of spaghetti (I use Dreamfields because it’s low carb yet still delicious)
1 diced tomato (largish, 2 if they are smallish)
minced garlic to taste (I’m up to about 6 cloves. The dish as they make it is very garlicky)
about 2 tablespoons good olive oil
a handful of sliced fresh basil
pepper to taste
Cook the pasta to package directions. As it comes to a boil, start heating the olive oil in a big skillet, on about medium. Add the garlic and let it sit. This gives the oil a chance to get all that lovely garlic flavor infused in it. YUM. Once the oil is pretty hot, add the diced tomato. Let them cook on medium for about 5 minutes or so. Once the pasta is done, add it to the skillet and mix it all together. Let it cook another couple of minutes. Take off the heat and add the basil, stirring again to combine. Serve with parmesan cheese and lovely crusty bread and a salad. It is so seriously yum!
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