Mmm… sauteed cherry tomatoes on pasta

DSC_6445 [1600x1200]The best thing about having cherry tomatoes fresh every day is making a simple sauce like this one.  Dice a small sweet onion and sweat it in olive oil with a few minced garlic cloves.  Add cherry or grape tomatoes, whole, and cover over medium heat.  I tossed in a pat of butter.  The tomatoes will usually burst but you can help them along with a spoon.  Uncover and cook them down a little, adding a few tablespoons of tomato paste.  Spoon in a little pasta water if needed.  I chopped a quarter cup of fresh basil leaves and added them right at the end.  Drain the pasta and add it to the pan and stir it in.  Garnish with grated Parmesan.

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  2. I discovered after I started cooking the pasta that I was out of onions (!), so I substituted some frozen leeks from Trader Joe’s instead. It was still delish.

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