This is a recipe from 'The Splendid Table'.
Well, it's based on a recipe from 'The Splendid Table'.
I'm embarrassed to say, I'm not familiar with 'The Splendid Table'.
Oh, I've heard of it….
I'd like to be familiar with it. I'm told by many people that I would really like it.
But I don't get NPR here – although I'm told I can listen to it on-line.
And I don't have access to podcasts – or maybe I do and just don't know it.
Sometimes I think I live in a sort of Twilight Zone.
It was especially obvious at our recent family reunion.
There were a lot of conversations about a lot of topics, tech and otherwise, that everyone was very familiar with.
Well, and mon mari… but we don't count him as he's not particularly tech savvy, anyway.
But I am.
Or at least I thought I was.
I live in France, have access to foie gras, duck breasts and lots of wonderful cheeses.
I have two new puppies.
I can handle not being up on all the latest and greatest from the US.
On to the food.
My s-i-l sent me this recipe.
As I always plant way too many tomatoes, particularly cherry tomatoes, the timing is perfect.
I modified the recipe (of course) and I have to admit, when I make it again (I will) I will leave out the breadcrumbs. I didn't really like the texture they added, and I thought they made the dish somewhat dry.
The flavor from the roasted tomatoes was wonderful, however, so I'll keep working on it….
12oz (350gr) ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbs fresh bread crumbs
4 tbs freshly grated parmesan cheese
3 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 cups pasta
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain
Lay the cherry tomatoes in a single, but tight, layer in a baking dish. Mix garlic, crumbs, cheese and sprinkle evenly over the top. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 400F (200C), uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Add the cooked pasta and stir well. Add basil, stir and serve.
Now – puppies….
Look at how they've grown!
Five weeks ago….
And, as I typed this, they came racing into the house, went sliding across the tile floors, into the opposite wall with a splat of fluffy puppy fur.
They're still adorable.