Conchiglie with Tomato & Basil

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Conchiglie with Tomato & Basil

Post  justmecookin on Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:34 am

Conchiglie with Tomato & Basil

3 lbs ripe vine tomatoes
16-18 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cups fresh basil, coarse chopped + leaves for garnish
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 lb medium-size shell pasta
Imported Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to sprinkle

Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet. Add sliced garlic and onions. Saute over low heat until onions and garlic turn a light golden brown. Add diced tomatoes and cook together with garlic and onions for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chopped basil and stir.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Serve pasta in a soup plate or bowl and top with tomato mixture and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and shredded mozzarella. Makes 8 servings


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