This is one of my favorite side dishes. It's fast, it's easy, it's good, and everyone wants the leftovers for lunch the next day. Thor and Baby Brutus loved it, too, lest your own dogs need recommendations.
ANGEL HAIR WITH TOMATOES
1 pound angel hair (regular, plus or whole wheat)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, coarsely chopped, juices reserved
1 good handful of chopped parsley leaves (about 1/2 cup)
1 tsp dried basil (or some fresh basil, if you prefer)
6 turns fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan
the angel hair according to the box directions - 6 minutes for this
variety. Pour 1 cup of the cooking water into a measuring cup and
reserve; then drain the pasta and cover the colander with the pot lid.
Return the pot to the heat, add the olive oil, heat, and stir in the
garlic. Cook for a minute or 2, then add the parsley leaves and cook
another minute. Add the tomatoes and heat through, then add the basil
and pepper. Turn off the burner, return the angel hair to the pot and
stir to combine with the tomato mixture. Stir in the parmesan, and add
some of the reserved cooking water if needed to moisten it up.
Louise's October Pasta Party. I think I'll get to writing up another, maybe later!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.