Quick Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
When it's tomato season, grab some basil from the windowsill and make this classic pasta dish.
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plus 4-6 quarts of water to boil it in & 1Tbsp +½ teaspoon salt for water
plus 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt & pepper for roasting
fresh basil leaves
fresh lemon juice
fresh grated garlic
Pink salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Fill pot with water and add salt, turn burner on high to bring water to a boil.
Preheat oven to 400.
Place cherry tomatoes on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
Put tomatoes in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, remove and set aside.
When water comes to a boil, add pasta and cook according to instructions on box.
Transfer pasta to a large pasta plate or iron skillet. ( I like the skillet for presentation)Buy iron skillet here
TossBuy wooden pasta tossers here with olive oil, pine nuts, lemon juice, grated fresh garlic and salt and pepper.
Top with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil.
Top with fresh parmesan (optional)
If you don't like roasted tomatoes this is just as good with raw tomatoes. I would just cut them and season with salt and pepper.