SUMMER PASTA RECIPE
well hello there and welcome to the easiest, most satisfying summer pasta recipe around. watch the video below to see how easy & delciious it is. and hopefully you will find some tabletop inspiration in there as well! we found the gold dipped bowl (only $20!) & adorable mara mi patterned napkins at target here and here.
now, for the recipe…
what you’ll need:
• 16 oz spaghetti
• 10 to 15 fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
• 1 cup of raw pine nuts
• 2 cups of grape tomatoes
• 5 slices of prosciutto
• 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
• 1/3 to 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
• salt and pepper (as much or as little as you want)
• zest of half a lemon
let’s do prosciutto:
• place the prosciutto on a foil covered baking sheet into a 450 degree oven. leave them in until crisp.
• this will take about 10 minutes, but keep an eye as ovens and prosciutto may vary.
• once it’s done set out to cool to room temp, than crumble into a bowl.
while the prosciutto is cooking:
• bring a large stockpot of water to a boil, then add spaghetti a tablespoon of olive oil.
• cook about ten minutes, remove when still slightly al dente. rinse with warm water in a colander and toss with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. this will prevent it from getting sticky.
you’re almost to the finish line:
• heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
• toss in tomatoes, moving them around the skillet occasionally (remember you don’t want them to burst, so be gentle)
• after about 8 minutes tomatoes should be done, so transfer them safely to a serving bowl
• while the skillet is still hot, brown up those pine nuts. this will be quick – maybe 3 minutes. these little guys like to burn, so keep’em moving.
bowl it up:
• now grab a bunch of your favorite bowls in varying sizes and then fill each one with a different ingredient.
• for the record that’s…pasta, pine nuts, tomatoes (which should already be in a bowl), chopped basil, crispy prosciutto (this one is already in a bowl, too) and the parmesan cheese.
encourage your guests to dress their pasta with some olive oil, salt pepper and any and all of the fixings they want and then, cause you’re a real gem, offer to top it off with some fresh lemon zest. let’s summer up, people!