I love to cook and I love to eat good food.  Alas, the fact that I work 9-5 means that I can't do either as much as I would like, and like many I am often stuck at my desk during my lunch "hour".  My solution is to try to bring my lunch to work as much as I can.  This is my collection of recipes, all made quickly the night before (either as lunch or as dinner with leftovers that can be taken in).  Happy eating.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Pasta with fresh basil and tomatoes confit


This is hardly a recipe, but it's one of my favorite uses for my tomato confit. In the same way that I love a fresh tomato pasta, as the heat of the spaghetti cooks the tomatoes, with maybe just a little garlic and olive oil, the tomato confit makes for a slightly more robust version. In this dish, the intensity of the tomatoes is balanced out by a good handful of fresh basil. Especially in winter, when tomatoes need to be coaxed to release any sort of flavor, this dish still brings back memories of summer.

So there you have it, a simple dish that can't be improved by any addition of any ingredients. I think that's about all that needs to be said. Eat up.


14 comments:

Heather said...

mmmmmm. tomato confit! that sounds amazing!!

Palidor said...

Simple dishes are often the best. That looks very tasty!

The Duo Dishes said...

Looks like the tomatoes did their duty!

Velva said...

Well said! A perfect light dish nothing extra needed. Is this in your lunch pail?

Astra Libris said...

Oh my goodness. Ohhhh my goodness... You've captured the perfect artistry of simplicity and elegance... I'm in awe...

teresa said...

i love fresh tomatoes in pasta, delicious dish!

Sachi's Kitchen said...

Yum - fresh, simple and easy...I don't think you need to say anything more! :)

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Dishes like this are my absolute favorite! The tomato confit sounds real delicious!

the ungourmet said...

I have 3 bags of cherry tomatoes in my freezer and I have been wondering what I should make. Here is my answer. This looks so terrific and I love the idea of spreading it on crusty bread. So yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious pasty dish! simple, but very tasty and pleasant!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sweet and Savory said...

I love simple dishes for pasta. It is so easy to pile on the fat that making it simple means more healthy. This fits the bill.

girlichef said...

Oh the tomato confit sounds delicious!! I am ready with my fork...

Barbara said...

Such a simple dish with such depth of flavor! Your tomato confit sounds wonderful!

Bellini Valli said...

Alas all the garden tomatoes are gone from the market, canned, dried or otherwise..this dish would remind me of summer!!

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