Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
"In the days before modern canning methods, Italians dried sliced summer tomatoes on their tile roofs for use in winter months. Dehydrated by the sun, the tomatoes became sweet, chewy and flavorful. Early Keys pioneers undoubtedly did the same". From "The Florida Keys Cookbook", this sounds like a nice variation to a heavy sauce - good for a hot day. This quick and easy lunch or light supper can be made with penne, ziti, or orecchiette if desired.
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes, drained
- 10 sun-dried tomatoes, re-hydrated in water 5 minutes, drained and chopped
- 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
- 1⁄2 cup pine nuts, dry-toasted
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup snipped fresh basil leaf, cut in thin strips
- 1 lb dried bow tie pasta (farfalle)
- kosher sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- UP TO 1 DAY AHEAD: Combine all ingredients except pasta, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Place in a covered container and refrigerate overnight.
- BEFORE SERVING:.
- Place sauce in a large bowl and bring to room temperature.
- Cook pasta in a large pot to al dente following package instructions, about 12 minutes.
- Drain pasta and add it to the tomato mixture.
- Toss well to combine.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with additional Parmesan cheese on the side.
With these ingredients, there's nothing not to like about this! It's important to use the best quality sundried tomatoes in all your recipes. I don't think I made any changes at all to this, except I had to leave out basil for my BF (but of course I added it to mine). I had leftovers for lunch. Thank you :)
This is yummy! I added extra home-grown tomatoes, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes. I also used whole wheat pasta. Thanks so much for sharing! :O)
2/27/09 Wow! This is packed full of yummy flavors. With each bite you get a burst of different textures and flavors. We really enjoyed this. I cut the recipe in half and there is at least enough to serve 6 people. Thanks for posting. :) 3/1/09 Just a quick update. DH and I have been enjoying leftovers for the last two days and they are great COLD.