No-cook Summer Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Summer in a bowl

Another tres simple recipe from Domini Kemp which is great for summer; in fact if summer had a taste, this would be it.  Make sure  to use cherry tomatoes, full of sweetness.

Ingredients: The sauce needs an hour to marinade at room temperature so give yourself time.
  • 400g Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Glug of balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • Teaspoon of sugar
  • Two cloves of garlic, chopped as finely as you can manage
  • Shake of coarse sea salt
  • Several large glugs of olive oil
  • Surprise ingredient
    • Okay, what the hell is meant by "surprise"? Well, it's just that - use whatever you have to hand and you feel like adding.  Domini's original recipe used olives but I must profess to a strong dislike of olives.  I've used Cherry Peppers which work well; also tried crab meat which is delicious. So, you use your imagination and if that fails, just use whatever you have to hand - by the way, if you don't have anything to hand (old mother Hubbard syndrome) then it's just fine as is.
  • Torn basil leaves
Directions: Now the complicated bit - bung everything together in a bowl, mix well and rest for an hour at room temperature.

Cook the pasta according to the instructions, drain and immediately add the sauce.  Mix well, cover and leave for a minute or two to allow the heat from the pasta permeate throughout.  Serve with freshly grated parmesan and season to taste.


ceecee said...

this looks great. thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Delicious, thanks.