Tuesday, October 8, 2013

There was a Twitter conversation recently about spaghetti, meatballs and the various sauces this traditional dish is served with. It got us thinking. Bolognese? Fabulous. Alfredo? Amazing. But there's something extraordinarily comforting about the simplicity of a fresh herb and tomato sauce.

We've been to Italy numerous times and many of our favorite dishes are the most simplistic. Below is a recipe we experienced whilst staying in a vineyard country house in Veneto. Paired with a crisp white wine, this dish will satisfy your pasta cravings without weighing you down.

Buon appetito Yummies!

3 fresh tomatoes (peeled, cored and boiled)
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 cups of spaghetti (about half a box)
Handful of sea salt


  1. Prep the tomatoes first by removing the stem from the outside and placing the tomatoes in boiling water
  2. When the skin begin to pull away from the meat of the tomato it is ready to be removed from the boiling water, peeled, cored and seeded
  3. Chop the tomatoes into bite sized pieces and discard the sees and set aside
  4. Boil a pot of water and add the sea salt
  5. Once the water had boiled add the spaghetti and cook until al dente
  6. Strain all excess water from the spaghetti and set adside
  7. Add the olive oil to a frying pan, heat then add the spaghetti
  8. Toss the spaghetti in the oil and add the tomatoes
  9. Toss the tomatoes and spaghetti in the heated oil then slowly toss in the thyme
  10. Plate and serve fresh from the frying pan

Have a delicious day!

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