Monday, September 14, 2009

Recipe of the Week

Mediterranean Pasta with Fire Roasted Tomatoes
2 LBS medium plum or cherry tomatoes(10-12), halved lengthwise
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 oz whole wheat pasta, fettuccine

Place tomato halves, cut sides up, in foil-lined 15"x10"x1" pan sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Mix 1/4 cup oil, garlic, and seasonings in small bowl. Spoon over tomatoes. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of the remaining oil.
Roast in preheated 400 degree oven 45 to 60 min until tomatoes are soft and browned on top.
Prepare pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Place 1/2 of the roasted tomatoes and remaining 2 tbsp oil in a large bowl. Coarsely mash tomatoes. Add pasta and remaining tomatoes; toss to mix well. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese and additional crush red pepper. ENJOY, Trainer Todd

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