Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pasta with Tomatoes & Scapes

Well back to using up the rest of those garlic scapes. I thought they would go nicely with some pasta. They did but they were a little difficult to eat. They get a little unruly.  I had thought of using fusilli pasta but that would have been totally out of hand.

Pasta with Tomatoes & Scapes

1lb of grape tomatoes
handful of basil
olive oil
garlic scapes
1lb pasta
Parmesan Cheese

Cut the tomatoes in half and the larger ones in quarters. Put pasta water on to boil. Add olive oil to a hot skillet and toss in the tomatoes. Add salt and pepper. Toss in some torn basil leaves. Meanwhile place the pasta and scapes into boiling water. When scapes are tender (about 5 minutes) remove tomatoes from skillet to a serving bowl. Add some additional olive oil to the skillet. Using a spider drain scapes and place in skillet. Do not toss scapes - let them brown and then toss. Drain pasta saving some of the pasta water. Place pasta into the serving bowl. Add scapes and toss. Add a little of the pasta water. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and serve.

Removing all the scapes from the boiling water can be a bit of a challenge - but I think you are up for it. I used some tongs to get the last few out.

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