Free Recipe Linguine with Quick Tuscan Tomato Sauce

Recipe Type: Free Misc Recipes
Recipe Preparation: boil
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 6

Ingredients for Linguine with Quick Tuscan Tomato Sauce Recipe

4 Medium-sized ripe tomatoes;
-(up to 5)
2 tb Olive oil
1 c Finely minced red onion
1/4 ts Salt; (up to 1/2)
1/2 c (packed) finely minced fresh
1 c (packed) finely minced fresh
-basil leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 lb Linguine or spaghetti; (up
-to 1)
Extra olive oil; for the
Parmesan; to taste

Linguine with Quick Tuscan Tomato Sauce Preparation

Half fill a large saucepan with water and heat to boiling. Core the tomatoes, then drop them in the boiling water for about 10 seconds each. Remove from the saucepan and peel the tomatoes under cold running water. Quarter the tomatoes and squeeze out the seeds. Then finely chop the remaining tomato pulp, place it in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the minced onion and saute over medium heat, stirring for about 2 minutes. Add this to the chopped tomato, scraping in very last drop of oil from the skillet. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, plus salt, parsley and basil. Grind in a generous amount of fresh black pepper. Taste to adjust seasonings, cover and set aside. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil, then add sauce (either room temperature or heated slightly) and Parmesan. Toss gently, and serve immediately, preferably on heated plates. Pass extra Parmesan and the pepper mill. Recipe from STILL LIFE WITH MENU, by Mollie Katzen