Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pasta with Tomato and Peas

This has become one of our family favorites. I made it last night by request of Paige. The photo is not a great photo but the pasta was very yummy! I do not use all the herbs as listed in the recipe I use an italian salt mix I have used for years, so use what you have and please try this recipe. I find that you need to use more of the pasta water than listed in the recipe. You will be amazed how easy and quick this is to make. Enjoy!

Pasta with Tomato and Peas
Recipe Giada De Laurentiis

1 pound linguine
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 shallots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup grated Romano

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving 2 cups of the pasta water.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallots, garlic, carrots, salt, and pepper. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the tomato paste and 1/2 cup of the hot pasta water. Stir to melt the tomato paste and create a sauce, adding more pasta water if necessary. Stir in the oregano, thyme, and parsley. Gently fold in the cooked pasta, peas, and the cheeses, adding more reserved pasta water if necessary. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.


Lisa & Family said...

"Cabin Fever" is really bad here. Wishing for some springlike weather. We have the "Winter Blues" :(
I'll have to try this recipe on the weekend. Looks Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Making this again tonight. Floyd loves it!