Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kristi's Summer Pasta with Brie

When I crave some home cooking I crave many of my Aunt Kristi's staple recipes, especially her twist on Silver Palate's Summer Pasta. She often subs grape tomatoes and Capellini pasta. In addition, sometimes she likes to add some olives and homemade pesto. I love this stuff...

Kristi's Summer Pasta with Brie

4 large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (can sub grape tomatoes)
1 lb Brie cheese, rind removed, torn into irregular pieces
1 cup clean fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
3/4 to 1 cup, plus
1 Tbsp, best quality olive oil
2 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cappellini (angel hair)
Freshly grated imported Parmesan cheese

Combine tomatoes, Brie, basil, garlic, 3/4-1 cup olive oil and salt (optional) and pepper in a large serving bowl. Prepare at least 2 hours ahead before serving and set aside, covered, at room temperature.Bring 6 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and remaining salt. Add pasta and boil until tender but still firm, 8 to 10 minutes.Drain pasta and immediately toss with tomato sauce. Serve at once, passing the peppermill and grated cheese if you like.Serves 4 to 6.


1 comment:

Gidget Girl said...

I am so glad to have this recipe. Thank you! I crave this also but probably haven't had it in 10 years!