About this recipe: Spaghetti, garlic, Pecorino, thyme and fresh tomatoes come together in a flash for a tasty midweek supper.
Feel free to substitute Parmesan or any other hard Italian cheese for the Pecorino.
Good simple side dish. - 15 Sep 2008
A very familiar dish to me that's especially delicious this time of year when tomatoes are at their vine-ripened best. I'll often use butter as well as the olive oil, and some fresh basil, parsley and/or chives. Freshly grated Parmesan or Romano is a fine substitute for Asiago. A few crushed red pepper flakes is good too, although I prefer this without. The tomatoes are meant to be fresh and uncooked, briefly tossed with the pasta just before serving. The fresh thyme was new to me, however, and I wasn't so sure I'd like it. I did. - 11 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Oh my! This is fabulous and while the title implies "basic" or simple, I have to say it's simply delicious and a great side dish for grilled chicken. The flavors pair together nicely and I can see replacing the fresh thyme with fresh basil. I did add a bit of fresh basil as I had some on hand. I also added a little Parmesan with the Asiago. No matter what Italian cheese you have on hand you're sure to enjoy this dish! - 23 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)