Monday, November 17, 2014
One pot pasta.
First saw this done in one of those infomercials. Sounded like a good idea to try. This dish is not good for uncooked meat. Though I might use canned tuna added at the last minute as an exception. You also want to use dried pasta instead of fresh pasta as the fresh pasta will cook too fast. As a side note, Sicilians on occasion do eat fish with cheese.
12 - ounces your favorite pasta such as angel hair. (Dried pasta works best.)
12 - ounces tomatoes, halved or quartered or crushed
1 - onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
4 - cloves garlic, thinly sliced Garlic powder could be a substitute
2 - teaspoons basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
2 - teaspoons oregano,
2 - tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Mushrooms to taste.
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 to 5 - cups water
Good amount of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
1. Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with a large pasta fork, until pasta is al dente (aka to the tooth) and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 to 10 minutes.
2. Season to taste with salt and pepper and then garnish with fresh basil if available. Serve with oil and Parmesan.