Tomato and Basil Pasta

This simple, tasty pasta is made from very ripe ZZ2 Classic Round tomatoes.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Pork

Cuisine

  • Italian

Prep Time

Cooking Time

120 minutes

Ingredients

    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
    Sugar
    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

Directions

    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.