Saturday, 19 July 2008

Pasta With Balsamic Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce



I often cook pasta because its quick to cook, delicious and its healthy too. this pasta is a regular in our home and its always popular, covering the tomato's with balsamic vinegar and then slow roasting them turns an ordinary tomato sauce into something special!. I'm sending this to Joelen's culinary adventures for her balsamic vinegar event.

2 kilo's ripe plum tomato's
1 red onion
1 red capsicum char grilled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed & finely chopped
1 tbs finely chopped thyme
2 tsp brown sugar
4 tbs good quality balsamic vinegar
80ml olive oil
shaved parmesan to serve (optional)

500gr penne rigate (or pasta of choice)

preheat oven to 180c (350f/gas 4)
cut tomatoes into chunks & put in large roasting tin. add onions, capsicum, garlic, thyme, sugar, balsamic, olive oil, and salt & peppar to taste then toss together untill combined.

roast slowly stirring every 20 minutes or so for approx 2 1/2 to 3 hours untill tomato's are slightly caramelised & breaking down to form a chunky sauce. season to taste then toss with hot pasta . serve with cheese (optional)

8 comments:

Donna said...

Sounds Good!! Happy weekend sweetie!hughugs

Cooking and the City said...

thanks Donna, happy weekend to you too sweetie, hugs :-)

Dell xxoo

Ruth Elkin said...

I love the sound of this. I never get to eat much pasta cos Rob hates it but I'll have to try this sometime when i'm on my own!

Great recipe!

Kevin said...

Slow roasted tomatoes are so good and they make for great pasta sauces!

MrOrph said...

Yes, yes!

This needs some sweet Italian sausage and then it's mine! :-)

I like the balsamic addition.

Uma said...

mmm. pasta is my most fav. It looks so delicious.

Cooking and the City said...

Ruth we eat lots of pasta. LOL OH eats what he's given or goes hungry! either that or makes his own ;-)

Cooking and the City said...

kevin as always thanks for stopping by, appreciate it :-)

Mr Orph, now sausage would be good with it. perhaps pork ones :p ;-)

Thanks Uma, pasta is a favourite of mine too :-)