Friday, July 9, 2010

Linguine in fresh tomato sauce with garlic-basil toast

10 oz dried linguine
3 Tbsp olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced, or 1 tbsp bottled minced garlic
2 English muffins, split
2/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 pint small tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup chicken broth or pasta water
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup halved, pitted kalamata olives (optional)
Grated Parmesan cheese; fresh basil (optional)

1. Heat broiler. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the oil and about one-third of the minced garlic; brush on cut sides of muffins. Place muffins on baking sheet. Broil, 3 to 4 inches from broiler, for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the chopped basil; set aside.
3. In large saucepan heat remaining oil over medium-high. Add remaining garlic, basil, and the tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes; add broth and sugar. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until tomatoes soften. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in pasta and olives; heat through. Sprinkle cheese and basil.

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  1. Sounds wonderful:) I just had my lunch and it wasnt as yummy as this:)
    Kisses sweetie

  2. i'm in the italian mood today, i need this now

  3. Oh yum, that looks and sounds delicious!

  4. Sounds tasty... You have a wonderful blog. I'm a follower now. ;) Thanks for following mine!

  5. Looks so good! I will have to try this!

  6. Um Yum! I love summer pastas!

    Enjoy the weather this weekend :)

  7. This looks delicious! I just might have to try out the recipe this weekend!!

  8. My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

  9. Wow I'm literally drooling! I'll have to give this a shot for sure. Maybe Sunday when I finally get cooking time :)

    Hope you had a fabulous week and hope your weekend is amazing!

  10. Mmmmm, that's looks really tasty!


  11. I will try this. Perfect for a weeknight meal and perfect for me since i am trying to eat mostly vegetarian these days!

  12. That sounds delicious! Definitely want to try this.

  13. Thanks for following, your blog is very sweet, i'm loving all the pics of the yummy foods! xX

  14. it looks yummy yummy yummy! :D

    <3, Mimi