Basic Pasta Dish

    25 min

    Learnt this in my second class in cookery school. Looks very basic but it's very tasty.


    Cheshire, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 3 Garlic cloves
    • 1 Small yellow onion
    • 5 Tomatoes
    • 250g Penne pasta
    • 50g Butter
    • 5g Chopped curly parsley
    • Handful Basil leaves
    • Salt and pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook pasta, drain.
    2. Prepare tomato concasse. Remove the core of the tomato, cut a small cross on the opposite end of the core. Drop the tomato into boiling water for 10-15 seconds, and then plunge into very cold/iced water. Peel and remove the skin. Cut into quarters. Remove and discard all seeds. Cut and dice the tomato flesh into 1cm square.
    3. Heat pan and add butter. Add garlic and onion to pan and saute for a few minutes. Add tomato concasse and fry for a few minutes.
    4. Add cooked penne pasta and stir making sure tomato is mixed together with the pasta. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Add basil and stir for a few minutes. Finish by sprinkling chopped parsley and stirring.

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