This one’s for the tomatoes. The ones that are so ripe right now they can be popped in your mouth whole or bit into like an apple. Even though I’ve already bought two new pairs of boots and a couple new sweaters, these tomatoes make me realize I want to slow summer down. Don’t forget to go to the market this Sunday. What haven’t I made yet? How can I savor these longer? The taste of late sunsets, feeling carefree, getting your hands dirty, everyday celebration.
This is an easy one….
Summer Tomato & Burrata Fettuccine
In a large pan, sauté tomatoes in olive oil and garlic until blistered. Make fettuccine. Toss the fettuccine and some pasta water with the tomatoes. Add ribbons of fresh basil. Top with burrata. Stir together. Serve with rosé and savor.
Sunday pasta has taken on new meaning this summer. It’s still my chance to cook, unwind, and zone out at the end of the weekend. But it’s also been a bit of a refresher too. A creative stimulant that’s just for me before the week starts. It’s helpful that it’s light out so late and the weather is perfect around dinner time. The day doesn’t have to end so quickly.
Taking my pasta up on the roof + reading a book + drinking a glass of wine + watching the sunset has become a new goal of my Sunday Pasta routine. Plus so much better than sitting on my couch in front of my TV – no matter what drama I’m into at the moment (Chasing Life on ABC Family and re-watching Brothers & Sisters on Netflix).
I love making this pasta in the summer. Mostly because it’s crazy easy. Also because when you have awesome tomatoes, why cook them? Just toss with some great olive oil and serve. I guess I really don’t need to add the pasta in there. A simple tomato salad is just as good. No doubt, healthier. But it’s my vehicle for my favorite things, for new ingredients, for rough days, for dates, for deciphering a book written in 1825, for Sunday nights (proudly) alone.
Simple Pasta with Tomato and Olive Oil
Dice tomatoes into cubes and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, herbs. Set aside. Cook pasta. Toss hot pasta with tomatoes, a little bit of the cooking water, and parmesan cheese. Damn that was easy.