I've done a fairly good job of controlling my impulsive buying of said cookbooks. But, once in a while, a clever placed internet ad will lure me to "click" and read what's in it. That's how I discovered this cookbook. Sigh.
Martha Stewart's most recent cookbook, "One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More" became my most recent kindle download to my iPad (which saves a lot of bookshelf space for me). I bookmarked a few recipes that I wanted to add to my cooking repertoire. Then, I promptly forgot about the cookbook. (Am I the only one who does that?)
Recently, I was doing my weekly shopping at Trader Joe's, and I spotted some fresh basil plants for less than $3.00. Seeing bright green basil and bright red cherry tomatoes, in January, lifted my spirits. Then, I remembered the Martha Stewart pasta recipe that I had bookmarked.
Assembling this dinner took less than 10 minutes. It's so simple-- linguine pasta, fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, olive oil, and thinly sliced onion-- and water.
Bring the water to a boil, cook the pasta (stirring frequently with tongs) until the pasta is al dente and the water has almost evaporated-- about 9 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper garnish with torn basil. Some extra freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and a drizzle of oil oil, is the perfect finish.
TASTING NOTES: This recipe is a keeper, and I strongly urge you to make this! After a hard day's work, this is one of the fastest and simplest dinners you will serve to your family. I was pleased with how creamy the pasta sauce was, without any cream! The red pepper flakes added a nice bit of heat, but it wasn't over the top. Tomatoes and basil are a classic pairing, and has all the flavors of summer. Hopefully, you can find fresh basil and decent tomatoes during the winter, as I was fortunate enough to do.
I won't forget about this cookbook so easily, this time. There are several recipes I have bookmarked such as Shrimp with Tomatoes and Orzo, Spinach Pie, Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy, Lamb Shanks and Potatoes...and more.
A printable recipe card can be found at the very bottom of this post,