the internet discovers a pasta pastime
There are some essential recipes every home cook should know sitting just below their consciousness. A big milestone for any new-ish person in the kitchen is the ability to cook on the fly by tossing together a few simple ingredients without measuring or reading a recipe. You just *know* this shit like the back of your hand and you can adjust as you go. Some of those recipes might be a basic guacamole, stir fry, rice and beans, some kinda salad with simple dressing, and of course a basic pasta with tomato sauce. Enter: Pomodoro.
Some of y’all might be familiar but to our amazement we’re realizing chunks of the internet are finding pasta and tomato sauce for the first time. Like most of Tik Tok or this NYT writer who says they “developed this recipe”. L-O-fucking-L. Gotta get those views tho.
Pomodoro is an Italian staple that relies on a few key ingredients: pasta, olive oil, tomatoes, basil, garlic. Everyone and their momma has their own tweaks they do when making pomodoro but as long as you build on that foundation of flavor, it’s hard to fuck this up. Whatever you do after that is between you and your taste buds.
The New York Times @nytimesThis delicious pasta al pomodoro leans heavily into three ingredients: fresh summer tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and a little garlic. https://t.co/64a2nHDlqv https://t.co/XIorFqamgW
Tomatoes are at their peak in late summer and pomodoro isn’t nearly as heavy as most pasta dishes, making this an ideal summertime dinner. So now let’s burn this into your memory banks and you’ll be throwing dinner together in no time. We grew up believing that if you used the best tomatoes, you really didn’t need to cook this sauce. Sure, you can strain out all the seeds and skins but who had the fucking time? Nobody we knew. So this is our peak tomato, peak lazy version of the famous dish that we grew up with.
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