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Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes and garlic
Obviously each season has its pluses and minuses, but lets get real. What's not to love about summer. Days are longer, the sun is shining, it's vacation time and there are cocktails everywhere. But what we are also excited about is the tomato season. In our family tomatoes have a very special place in our hearts and in our garden, since they take the most of space, plus we give them the most attention and care - yup, the biggest tomato fans over here. We particularly LOVE this super simple, easy and quick spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil. It's so easy to make, yet so rich in flavor, juicy and delicious that we are surprised every time. You can skip the sugar, but it really makes this dish better, sweeter and the tomatoes are the best caramelized in this dish. Pure summer perfection.

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes and garlic

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes and garlic

 

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • serves
    2
    people
  • preparation:
    30
    minutes

METHOD

  • caramelized cherry tomatoes and garlic

    Preheat the oven to 200˚C/ 395˚F. Rinse the tomatoes under cold water, then pat them dry. Add the tomatoes, two smashed garlic cloves, sugar (optional) to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Roast the mixture for about 15 - 20 minutes.

  • cook the spaghetti

    While the tomatoes are roasting cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package. Reserve about 0,5 dl of the pasta water and drain the pasta.

  • Sauce

    Place a large skillet over medium - high heat. Add a bit of olive oil, sliced chili and one sliced clove of garlic. Cook for about a minute, then add half of the basil. Stir and cook for a minute. Add the roasted tomatoes, garlic and the juices from roasting. Add the cooked spaghetti, lemon juice and half of the freshly grated parmesan cheese, toss gently. Add reserved pasta water as necessary, season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Serve

    Divide the spaghetti between two bowls and garnish each pasta serving with basil, freshly grated parmesan cheese, lemon zest and a generous sprinkling of breadcrumbs, then serve.

    Tip
    Instead of breadcrumbs you can grate a slice of stale bread over the pasta.

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