Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cherry Tomatoes Extravaganza

My neighbor has a fabulous garden and he is always willing to share his tomatoes. Right now, I have a lot of his cherry tomatoes. So, I found this recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen Blog Spot and it was easy, simple and good!

Spicy Cherry Tomato Sauce for Pasta
2-3 hot Turkey Italian Sausage links or one roll of Bob Evans Sausage
3-4 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1-2 T. minced fresh garlic (you can use minced garlic from a jar with good results)
1 tsp. or less dried red pepper flakes(the kind you sprinkle on pizza)
1 - 2 tsp. dried oregano (or 2-3 tsp. fresh) - (I used the fresh stuff.)
3 T. chopped fresh parsley (or more)
3 T. chopped fresh basil (or more) (I used closer to 4T. of basil...LOVE IT. )
4 - 5 T. extra virgin olive oilFresh grated parmesan for serving
Squeeze sausage out of casing and cook in small amount of olive oil until slightly browned. Remove sausage from pan. Add olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano, and cherry tomatoes. Cook 3-4 minutes, until tomatoes are starting to soften. Add sausage, basil and parsley and cook 3-4 minutes more. Serve over hot linguini or spagetti with lots of fresh parmesan.

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