Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tomato, Basil and Duck Pasta

This is a very easy dish that you can do when you have cherry tomatoes. Only cherry tomatoes. Even organic roma tomatoes can't help you. I saw Giada de Laurentils made this very simple dish some time back, so super easy that you can give it a twist or two yourself.

These are the key ingredients. With 1 clove garlic, minced. Salt + Pepper.

Step 1: Cook your pasta. 
Giada used spaghetti, but we love Cassarecce (it means home made in Italian, but it's a type of pasta by the Italian brand Bastillo). 

Step 2: Cook the sauce
Brown the garlic with olive oil till fragrant before adding the tomatoes

Step 3: once tomatoes are softer, use the back of your fork and flatten it
Don't forget to season with salt, it will draw the tomato juice out even more!

Step 4: While waiting for your tomatoes, chopped the basil leaves. 
Giada used mozarella, but how am I going to manage my budget if 1 small bag of mozarella is 8 usd? 
If you are using mozarella, chopped them into small cubes and place them in the serving bowl you're going to use later. 

Step 5: Putting all together.
Drain the cooked pasta, add them into the pan. Turn off the heat.
I added cooked shredded duck at this stage.
Sprinkle some basil, coarse black pepper & some more salt.
Mix well. 

Step 6: Plate them into a serving bowl (over the mozarella, if using) and mix them. 
Sprinkle some more basil, coarse black pepper & I grated some pecorino.

Buon Appetito.

"Baby, it was very good. Great lunch, simple but tasty like Jamie :* Thank you. Kisses. I love you."

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