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Dinner, 14 October 2007

Pasta with Heirloom Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic
olive oil
1 T. chilled unsalted butter, cut into bits
kosher salt
cracked black pepper
fresh basil


Heat olive oil over medium heat, add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until garlic takes on some color. Add 1/3 of the butter and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add tomatoes and a few more butter cubes, cook for 4-5 minutes over medium-high or until tomatoes wilt. Adjust seasoning.

Whisk in remaining butter, cook for 1 more minute. Adjust seasoning.

Combine with cooked pasta, add basil and toss. Serve immediately.

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