Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tomato and Basil Spaghetti

1 pkg. thin spaghetti
2 cloves of garlic, minced
6-8 medium to large tomatoes
8 oz. ball of fresh mozzarella (Use the soft fresh variety. Preferably the balls of mozzarella packed in water. The low moisture type tends to be oily when in melts.)
fresh basil (about 2 tablespoons and that's about 10 large leaves)
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Chop the tomatoes in a small to medium dice, tear/shred the basil leaves and cheese and put all into a large bowl. Add the minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes so that the tomato juices will start to run (macerate). While doing this, cook the spaghetti until it is al dente. Drain and pour immediately into the bowl of other ingredients. Pour in olive oil (about 1/4-1/3 cup) toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately.


Kristen said...

I am so glad that you posted this, I looked through your whole blog while I was writing my birthday post and I couldn't find it. How approprite that you posted it today on Seth's birthday because I really think it was when he was born that you made it for us and it has been our family favorite ever since!!!

danamack1 said...

This sounds really good I am going to try it this weekend because we have several ripe tomatoes in the garden