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Alan Alda's Che-Cha

Type: Pasta
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 5 people

Recipe Ingredients

14   Fresh Italian plum tomatoes - - (good-sized)
2   Fresh basil leaves - - chopped
1   Garlic clove - minced
1/3 lb 151g / 5.3ozReduced-fat mozzarella - - shredded
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
10 oz 284gFusilli - (corkscrew) pasta, - uncooked

Recipe Instructions

Fill a pot with enough water to cover the tomatoes. Bring to a boil and drop the tomatoes in. Remove them after about 10 seconds, then peel and chop them.

Mix the tomatoes, basil, garlic, and cheese with the olive oil. Let stand in a covered bowl at room temperature for at least 3 hours. Cook the fusilli. Drain. Add the tomato sauce to the hot fusilli. Mix well. Serve warm.


NAH Editor's note: We didn't boil or peel the tomatoes and it was still delicious.

Chef Roberto Donna of Galileo Ristorante, Washington, D.C.


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