Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Capellini Pomodoro (Angel Hair Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce)

2 TBS olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced

2 - 14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes with juice

coarse sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
10 large basil leaves, sliced into thin strips

12 oz angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions

Heat olive oil in medium saucepan, add onions and saute, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent and just starting to caramelize. Stir in the garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes

Stir in the tomatoes & liquid, simmer on medium heat for 25 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is reduced & thickened.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the basil leaves.

Let the sauce sit for a few minutes, then pour over cooked pasta, stirring well to incorporate.

Serve immediately & top with shredded 5 cheese Italian blend.

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