This recipe is very simple and relies on the grilling to add depth. I'd only consider making this with farm fresh Summer tomatoes and the highest quality ingredients. It's the simple pleasures in life that you have to come to appreciate :).
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Pasta with Grilled Plum Tomato Sauce
- 10 medium plum tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
- 4 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Pinch red pepper flakes (add more to taste)
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
- 1 Tbs minced fresh parsley
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 pound pasta (I used Angel Hair)
- Parmesan cheese, for serving
- Prepare grill. Lay the tomatoes on a large baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the tomatoes on the grill and cook, turning once, until the flesh is streaked with dark grill marks and the skins are charred and blistered, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer the tomatoes to a cutting board and cool them slightly. Peel and discard the tomato skins, and chop the tomatoes. Transfer to a large bowl, and combine with the garlic and oil, basil leaves, parsley leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Meanwhile, salt the boiling water and cook the pasta until al dente, and drain.
- In a small skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium heat, and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until just fragrant and beginning to turn golden-brown, one to two minutes. Remove from heat.
- Toss the pasta with the tomato sauce and mix well. Divide evenly among serving plates, sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve immediately.