My moms garden is in abundance of tomatoes every summer.And every time when I have a lot of something,I think of a way how to use it in a perfect way.Making pasta with fresh tomato sauce is great way to use those extra tomatoes.This pasta sauce is so easy and quick to make ,that you will have a healthy and amazingly delicious lunch or dinner in no time.
Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes or 2 lbs Roma tomatoes
8-10 cloves garlic minced
1 shallot or half onion finely chopped
1/2 cup chardonnay or any other white wine
8 basil leaves minced
1 tablespoon finely parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
salt and fresh ground pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
cooked pasta (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
Directions: Cut a small X on the bottom of each tomato.Place tomatoes in a pot or a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover with lid and blanch for 5 minutes.
Carefully peel of the skin and roughly chop the tomatoes.
Heat a saute pan and add oil. Throw in onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.Pour in chardonnay and let it evaporate for about a minute.Add tomatoes,basil and parsley.Cook sauce until thickened,about 10-12 minutes.Season with salt and pepper.
Combine cooked pasta with sauce and sprinkle some parmesan cheese. You can add yourchoice of sautéed or grilled vegetables to pasta.