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Angel Hair with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil

Angel Hair with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil

Angel Hair with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil makes good use of summer's tomatoes.

Angel Hair with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil makes good use of summer's tomatoes.

Ingredients: 

Angel Hair with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil: 

Olive oil
½ pound angel hair pasta
Kosher salt
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
½ cup fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
Cherry Tomato Confit (recipe below)
Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
¼ cup grated parmesan

Cherry Tomato Confit:

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
¼ cup olive oil
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 sprigs fresh thyme

Recipe directions: 

Angel Hair with Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil:

Cook the pasta in salted boiling water with a splash of olive oil for 4 minutes. Drain the pasta and place it in a large bowl. Toss gently with the mozzarella and basil. Pour the Cherry Tomato Confit over the pasta, including the oil in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese over the top, then drizzle a little more olive oil over everything. This is good warm or at room temperature.

Makes 4 bowls of pasta.

Cherry Tomato Confit: 

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Put the tomatoes in an 8-by-8 glass baking dish. Drizzle with the oil, salt, and pepper, and mix with your hands to coat the tomatoes in oil and seasoning. Nestle the garlic and thyme among the tomatoes. 

Roast 2 hours. Use the tomatoes with their oil tossed in pasta, on grilled chicken or as a topping for bruschetta.

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