Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Home Grown Tomatoes

My friend, Cooper, gave me some of the tomatoes from her garden. We had a wacky summer weather wise and lucky for us we still have delicious tomatoes. I had seen a recipe in Food & Wine magazine that I wanted to try that had tomatoes and fish with pasta. Here's the link

Pasta with Halibut and Homegrown Tomatoes

12 ounces spaghetti
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 large red onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, peeled, cored and pressed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
~12 dozen ripe medium tomatoes, chopped with juice
1 small bottle clam juice
~1 pound skinless halibut fish fillets, cut into 3/4-inch dice
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onions and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper and tomatoes with their juices and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is very thick, about 8 minutes. Add the clam juice and simmer until the sauce is thickened and slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Season the fish with salt and stir it into the sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes, until the fish is nearly cooked through.

Add the spaghetti to the sauce along with the parsley and cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat the pasta. Serve immediately.

This recipe was from an article entitled Rustic Italian Pastas in the November issue. This was the first recipe in the article and we loved it. I think I'm going to work my way through this article and try a few more of these recipes. Maybe Bucatini with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts next. Enjoy!

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