Tomato and Basil Pasta
This simple, tasty pasta is made from very ripe ZZ2 Classic Round tomatoes.
Cooking Time120 minutes
2 kg Very ripe ZZ2 Classic Round tomatoes, de-seeded & chopped
Onions, peeled and roughly sliced
Cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 Handful of basil, plus extra for garnish
100 ml Water
50 ml Olive Oil
Pinch of salt
50 g Kalamata Olives
100 g Chorizo, sliced and fried
200 g Pasta of your choice, blanched
500 g Bowtie pasta
50 g Parmesan cheese, grated
Place the chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, water and olive oil into a saucepan and bring to the simmer.
Add a good pinch of salt and sugar.
Reduce heat and allow to simmer very slowly for 1 1/2 hours.
Place in a blender and blend until velvety smooth.
Return to the pot and reheat.
Toss in the olives and chorizo.
Blanch the pasta in boiling water for 2 – 3 minutes, toss through the sauce and serve topped with grated Parmesan.