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Fettucine with heirloom tomatoes(fettucine alla Checca)

July 29, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

This recipes is popular in the summer in Rome ,Italy. The advantage is all you have to cook is the pasta. It can served warm or at room temp. It says summer all the way —weightman43

What You'll Need
  • 2pts small heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 pound mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 pound proscuitto
  • 1/2 cup shallots
  • 1 pound egg fettucine
  • 1 cup parmigianno reggiano
  1. start out by slicing the small heirloom tomatoes into quarters and place in large bowl
  2. add salt to taste and add extra virgin olive oil
  3. If the mozzarella balls are the size of peas(able to find in whole foods) then place them after drained into the bowl with the tomatoes and let rest for about one hour or more
  4. Slice shallots thin and saute in 1/4 cup olive oil until slightly caramelized
  5. Slice prosciutto into this strips
  6. cook pasta al dente in salted water. Drain pasta well.(you do not want the water mixing with the tomato mixture. After pasta is cooked add to tomato mixture. Toss well. Place in serving plates and top with shallots, prosciutto and parmesan cheese. If you think pasta is too dry ,you can add more extra virgin olive oil

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Sagegreen July 29, 2010
Sounds wonderful. Would love to see a picture, too!