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Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic-Basil Toast

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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  10  oz. dried linguini
  3  Tbsp. olive oil
  6  cloves garlic, minced or 1 Tbsp. bottled minced garlic
  2  English muffins, split
  3/4  cup fresh basil, chopped
  1  pint small tomatoes, halved
  1/2  cup chicken broth or pasta water
  1  tsp. sugar
  1/2  cup halved, pitted kalamata olives (optional)
    Grated Parmesan cheese; fresh basil (optional)
Directions
1. Heat broiler. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the oil and about one-third of the
minced garlic; brush on cut sides of muffins. Place muffins on baking sheet.
Broil, 3 to 4 inches from broiler, for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Sprinkle 1
tablespoon of the chopped basil; set aside.
3. In large saucepan heat remaining oil over medium-high. Add remaining garlic,
basil, and the tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes; add broth and sugar. Cook 3 to 4
minutes, until tomatoes soften. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in pasta and
olives; heat through. Sprinkle cheese and basil.
4. Serve toasted muffins with pasta. Top with Parmesan and basil. Makes 4
servings.

by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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