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Monday, 27 June 2011

SPAGHETTI WITH TOMATO AND BASIL

Spaghetti with tomato and basil is a symbol of Italian cuisine in the world. The simplicity of this recipe contains a wealth of aromas and suggestions once associated with Mediterranean cuisine.
The ideal time to prepare this recipe is the summer, during July and August when the tomatoes are fully ripe. Spaghetti with tomato and basil are also a good dish diet rich in carbohydrates and low in fat are ideal for hot summer afternoons.

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE

- FRESH TOMATOES 1.5 kg
- BASIL LEAVES n 6
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Garlic cloves 1 n

PROCEDURE

Cut into the skin of the tomatoes and blanch them in water. Drain, peel and dice.
In a large skillet, brown the garlic in olive oil. Not too much otherwise it becomes bitter. Add a few basil leaves and brown slightly.
Add tomatoes and cook for 2 3 minutes.

Meanwhile cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for about 8 minutes. Drain and add to tomato sauce and basil and mix well.

Serve the spaghetti with tomato and basil hot.

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