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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16 comments:

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

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

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  3. Oh yum, that looks and sounds delicious!

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

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

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  6. Um Yum! I love summer pastas!

    Enjoy the weather this weekend :)

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

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

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  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!

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  10. Mmmmm, that's looks really tasty!
    :)

    xx

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

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

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

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  14. it looks yummy yummy yummy! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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