"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Thin Spaghetti with Fresh Basil and Tomato Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for Thin Spaghetti with Fresh Basil and Tomato Sauce, by , is from Our Family's Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Larry Hoffmann
Added: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large bunch fresh basil, preferably with the smallest possible leaves
2 cups canned Italian plum tomatoes, seeded, drained and coarsely chopped
5 large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fine
1/3 cup olive
Salt
Freshly ground pepper, about 6 twists of pepper mill
1 pound Spaghettini

Directions:
Directions:
1. Pull off all the basil leaves from the stalks, rinse briefly in cold water and roughly chop them. The yield should be about 1-1/2 to 2 cups.
2. Put the chopped basil, tomatoes, garlic, the 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tsp. salt and pepper in an uncovered saucepan and cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Taste and correct for salt.
3. Drop the spaghettini in 4 quarts of boiling salted water. Begin testing early for doneness. Should be al dente, very firm to the bite.
4. Drain the pasta in a large colander, giving the colander 2 or 3 vigorous upward jerks to make all the water run off and transfer quickly to a large, hot bowl. Add the sauce mixing it thoroughly into the pasta. You may, if you wish, add a few drops of raw olive oil. No grated cheese is called for.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 Hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From Italy's first lady of cooking, Marcella Hazan. Serve with meat balls, sausage or chicken breasts, green salad and garlic bread.

 

 

 

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