Try this at home: Sun Gold cherry tomato recipe

Try this great pasta dish with all of those Sun Gold cherry tomatoes that are coming in!


> 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

> 8 oz. Sun Gold or cherry tomatoes

> 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

> 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

> Kosher salt

> 6 oz. capellini, spaghetti or bucatini

> 3/4 cup finely grated Pecorino or Parmesan

> 8 medium fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces

> Toasted breadcrumbs (for garnish; optional)


1. Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes, garlic and red pepper flakes, season with salt and cook, covered slightly and swirling pan often, until tomatoes blister and burst, 10-12 minutes. Press down on tomatoes to release their juices. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5-qt. pot. Season with salt; add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes before tender. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water.

3. Transfer pasta to skillet with tomatoes; set over high heat. Add 1/2 cup pasta water. Cook, stirring and tossing often, until sauce thickens and begins to coat the pasta, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining oil, cheese, and half the basil and toss until sauce coats pasta and pasta is al dente. Add remaining basil, season with salt, and serve with breadcrumbs, if desired.

 *Recipe by Mario Batali; via Bon

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