Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Orecchiette with Arugula and Cherry Tomatos

An excellent recipe from Lidia's Italian Kitchen!

Ingredients: (for 2 servings)

1 bag of cherry tomatos
1 box of baby arugula
1/2 lb of Orecchiette ("ear lobe" pasta, or substitute any small pastas)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 medium sized garlic cloves
1-2 teaspoon crushed chili pepper (the kind you get with your pizza)

Boil water for the pasta. Slice cherry tomatos in half.

Peel and crush garlic cloves. Warm olive oil in pan on medium high heat, add garlic. Slice cherry tomatos in half. Add to pan. Turn heat down to medium. Add tomatos, salt, and crushed chili pepper. Stir.

Add pasta in boiling water. Cook for 9-10 minutes. Add arugula into the pot with the water and pasta. Let it cook for 2 minutes.

Take pasta and arugula out of the water. Add to garlic tomato mixture. Tomatos should be soft with the skin wrinkled.

The sauce shouldn't be too thick, and the pasta and arugula should just float in the mixture.

Can be served with parmesan cheese. For meat portion, you can choose to make parmesan chicken! And for dessert, may I suggest some store bought chocolate cake?


evicious said...

Thank goodness I just ate lunch but the menu sounds fantastic. I think chicken OR fish would be great with this dish. You are such the cook!

amychien said...

Hehe! You have to try it and let me know what you think. I love Lidia's Italian kitchen. Everything is simple and tasty. Just like Italians!

Jennie said...

that looks delish!