Have you ever grilled fruit?
Or maybe I was grilling a vegetable...
depends on what your beliefs are about the all mighty TOMATO.
Well either way...this was delicious.
Seriously, let me tell you, grilling REALLY brings out the sweetness of the Tomato.
What a great idea..who thought of such a tasty thing?
So I don't know if I've told you all this,
but sometimes I have an aversion towards spaghetti,
because my mom made it at least once a week growing up...
but this was a fantastic fresh summer twist on the traditional stuff.
and it really hit the spot.
So this night, my aversion was no where to be seen!
This pasta was perfectly sweet and smoky
and I added red pepper flakes as a garnish to bump up the flavor a bit.
Try it....I dare ya!
Grilled Tomato Linguine
3 lbs plum tomatoes, cored and halved lengthwise ( I used beefsteak because they were on sale)
5 T olive oil
1 T chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
1 lb linguine ( or any other pasta you like)
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
Heat grill to high. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes with 3 T oil and the thyme; season generously with S&P.
Starting with cut sides down, grill the tomatoes until soft and charred, 8-12 min per side.
Return to the bowl; cut into coarse pieces with kitchen shears.
Meanwhile, cook the linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
Add remaining 2 T oil, parmesan, and grilled tomatoes.
Divide among bowls, and serve immediately with more grated Parmesan.
Logan Rating: ****