Roasted Corn & Cherry Tomato Pasta
I have had so many delicious cherry tomatoes this summer, I wish it would never end.
They grow in my garden, and my neighbors grow them, so we have a bunch.
Red and yellow, sweet as candy.
I make an easy weeknight dinner in the summer, roasting the sweet things, tossing them w/ penne, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil and olives.
This week I changed it up a bit and roasted fresh sweet Jersey corn with the tomatoes and the results were fantastic.
Wow, was this good! A perfect end of summer meal.
Roasted Corn & Cherry Tomato Pasta:
a large basket of cherry tomatoes
2 ears of fresh corn, kernels cut off with a sharp knife
sliced basil leaves
kosher salt & pepper
1/2 box (8 oz) pasta of your choice (I used farfalle)
In a large roasting pan, lay the tomatoes and corn in a single layer.
Pour a healthy dose of olive oil over the vegetables and season liberally with kosher salt. The oil and juices from the tomatoes should turn out to be enough of a sauce to coat the pasta.
Roast for about 20 minutes, until tomatoes are blistering, at 400F.
Boil your pasta as per directions and drain.
Mix the pasta directly in with the corn and tomatoes in the roasting pan.
Add black pepper and torn basil leaves and dig in!
It's a personal preference, whether or not to use grated cheese.
It really doesn't need it, the sweetness from the tomatoes and corn makes this dish, and it's salty enough w/ the kosher salt.
But the food police will not arrest you!
Will be tied up with my big horse show for the rest of the week. Will have a lot of catching up to do next week.
I've really enjoyed your Mediterranean Chicken recipe and just did a post on it. It's a winner and everyone loves it.
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I'm knee deep in tomatoes (sigh -- not Jersey but Cape Cod and still good but definitely not Jersey) and corn and basil and all the good things.
In the oven is a peach and berry crumble and I've just had a cuke & tomato sandwich (with a little arugula and a dash of balsamic).