Recipe For Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

I love it when The Secret Recipe Club challenge arrives in my inbox! Even when I am very busy and think I might not have time to get it all done for the month. This month I was assigned Melissa’s Cuisine and I spent a morning reading through her blog. Melissa’s husband Mike is certainly very lucky that she enjoys spending so much time in the kitchen! I once again decided to make a pasta dish. This is a meal I can create over the weekend and both Dave and I can enjoy it on a Sunday night when we come back from our weekly wine tasting. As we have a great selection of exotic tomatoes at the moment, this recipe for pasta with roasted tomatoes stood out as the one I wanted to make.

I printed the recipe out the day after we got our assignments, and again, life got in the way of blogging. We went away for a long weekend, and I did not want to leave it to the Sunday night before our reveal date to make this dish. I went home early one day last week as we had no electricity at work, and used the time I had spare to make supper. Everything was ready to go when Dave got home from gym which was great. I have adapted the recipe as we don’t get ground turkey in South Africa and I can say it was lovely.

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe For Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
 
Ingredients
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 15mls balsamic vinegar
  • 5mls sugar – I used fructose
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 5mls olive oil
  • 250g ground beef
  • 5mls dried basil
  • 5mls tomato paste
  • 60mls water
  • 200g pasta of your choice
  • 40g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Small handful of fresh basil, chopped
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with the shallot, garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar and sugar
  3. Season to taste
  4. Spread the tomatoes out on a baking sheet cut side down and cook for 30 minutes
  5. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and set aside to cool
  6. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and when you drain the pasta reserve a cup of the water
  7. When you put the pasta water on to boil, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large frying pan
  8. Brown the mince and then season to taste
  9. Add the dried basil and tomato paste and cook until all the liquid has come out of the meat
  10. Add the tomatoes and ¼ cup of water and leave on a low heat
  11. When the pasta has two minutes cooking time left, add the fresh basil and the Parmesan
  12. Add the pasta and loosen the sauce with some of the pasta water

I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Simona of Briciole.

Tandy

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  1. I cannot grow tomatoes either. Fortunately, there are enough farmers around me who do it well. I love roasting tomatoes: they fill the kitchen with a great smell. Thank you for contributing to Presto Pasta Nights.

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  2. What an excellent evening’s meal, Tandy.. really, really great!
    ps I think I have the worst memory ever.. but have you changed up your blog’s appearance?? Anyway.. it’s so pretty! xo Smidge

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    • thanks Smidge, and your memory is amazing – I have changed the theme and thank you for the compliment :)

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  3. Now I have another menu option for the bounty of tomatoes that are about to appear. We planted 20!! plants this year. I think might have been a little excessive :)

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    • wow, that is amazing Aimee! I am sure you will come up with a lot of recipes with tomatoes this summer :)

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  4. Mmm, I bet this is delicious! Everything roasted tomato (and sun-dried tomato…okay, maybe just “tomato” in general…) is so good and tastes so rich and summery.

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  5. Roasting the tomatoes makes them so sweet and yummy. I also find it hard to find ground turkey in Hong Kong or even just turkey as a matter of fact here.

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    • I have never seen it or tasted it, but afterwards I wondered if I should have used ground chicken instead :)

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  6. Sounds yummy! Roasted tomatoes taste so great – especially with pasta. :D Glad to be in group C with you. :)

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  7. Hi Tandy! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I have not made it in a long time–I nearly forgot about it. Thanks for picking it and reminding me :)

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    • thank you Melissa, I had such great fun picking something to make from your blog, and I am so pleased this is what I chose :)

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  8. This looks delicious! I have a few tomatoes ripening in the garden that might be destined for this sauce. Great pick :-)

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