This is one of my favorites. I have no idea where it came from, as I hand-copied it years ago. Could be CL???
This is so simple, and reminds me of tossed-together-at-the-last-moment dishes Italian friends would make at 3 am after a long night of dancing.
What would life be without garlic? I shudder to think...
Linguine with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic
2 lbs cherry tomatoes
2 tbls extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp pepper
5 large unpeeled garlic cloves
4 cups hot cooked linguine (about 8 oz uncooked pasta)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbls chopped fresh basil
1) Preheat oven to 450
2)Combine cherry tomatoes, 1 tbl, 1/4 tsp salt, pepper, garlic in 13X9 baking dish; toss gently to coat.
3) Bake at 450 for 45 minutes or until garlic is browned, stirring occasionally.
4) Squeeze garlic cloves to extract garlic pulp. Add pulp to tomato mixture. Combine tomato mixture, 1 tbl oil, 1/4 tsp salt, pasta, basil in large bowl, toss gently.
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