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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 286.3
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 147.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 12.4 g

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Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Submitted by: JOANN562
Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Introduction

A very slight variation of Wolfgang Puck, 2004 recipe.
I was looking for something new to try with my summer tomato abundance & this was a winner! Entered into SP for the nutritionals & thought I would share. ;-)
A very slight variation of Wolfgang Puck, 2004 recipe.
I was looking for something new to try with my summer tomato abundance & this was a winner! Entered into SP for the nutritionals & thought I would share. ;-)

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 med onion, finely chopped
    4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    1 tsp dried or 1Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
    1 oregano sprig
    Pinch chili flakes / 1/8 tsp powder
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 pound dried angel hair pasta
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan, (1/4 in sauce + 1/4 cup for garnish~can use less to cut down on calories)
    1/4 cup chiffonade basil, plus whole sprigs for garnish

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small "x" on the bottom of each tomato. In batches, place the tomatoes in the boiling water and blanch them for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the skins are easy to peel away. Remove and immediately plunge into the ice bath. Peel the tomatoes and halve horizontally. Squeeze out the seeds, using your fingers to get them all. Roughly chop the peeled and seeded tomatoes. Set aside. (You can also use whole peeled canned tomatoes. Simply drain them, seed, and roughly chop).
Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the thyme leaves, oregano sprig, and chili flakes and saute until the garlic begins to turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes and the sugar and stir well. Lower the heat and cook slowly until the mixture is fairly dry, about 15-25 minutes.

Cook the angel hair pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Add the 1/4 cup Parmesan and basil and toss well. Place in a large pasta bowl and garnish with Parmesan and basil sprigs.




Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOANN562.






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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG...this is delicious..I did add a few ingredients though. I added green yellow and orange bell peppers, and 1 tbsp rosemary. I used whole grain wheat penne pasta and served the pasta cooked through with the sauce on the side. Delicious! - 1/19/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    the only problem with this recipe is that it is so delicious, it is nearly impossible to not eat more than one serving! - 7/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was awesome. I used dried oregano and dried thyme. All it needed was a little extra salt. Rave reviews from my family. Thanks! - 8/8/09

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  • The flavors are pretty subtle. Next time I would add considerably more oregano & thyme & red pepper flakes. - 7/4/13

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  • This would be great over Spaghetti Squash and reduce the calories and up the fiber and vitamins.
    - 2/17/13

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  • yummy! - 7/29/11

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  • Tasty sauce. I made it exactly as the recipe directed except I put in 1 stalk of celery diced. I was thinking about pureeing it, but luckily tasted it first. THe little chunky particles were too good the way they were! - 7/11/10

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  • I used canned diced tomatoes, preminced garlic, dried spices, and left over thin spaghetti noodles, and it was still really tasty! Thanks! - 1/20/10

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  • This was very good. I liked it because I had bought homemade noodles from a Craft Fair and wanted to really taste the freshness of the noodles. It was amazing. - 10/19/09

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  • It seems interesting....I may just add a tad bit of low fat cream cheese though.....just to make the sauce a bit thicker...THANKS!
    - 3/5/09

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  • wow, while searching for recipes i came across yours.
    I didn't think anyone had this recipe but me. it is very good, mine i use 2 garlic cloves minced and add to the recipe. great thanks - 2/18/09

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