Monday, November 18, 2013

Sundried Tomato Fettuccine

Sundried Tomato Fettuccine

16 oz Fettuccine
1 c reserved pasta water
4 T olive oil
5 cloves minced garlic
½ c sundried tomatoes, diced
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
3 T tomato paste
½ T granulated sugar
¾ c sour cream
1 ½ c baby spinach
Pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil then add your fettuccine. Cook according to direction on the box then drain (reserving 1 cup of the pasta water) and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, add the remaining 3 tbsp. of olive oil to the skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is heated up, add garlic and sundried tomato halves. Sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Turn the heat down to medium low and gently add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and granulated sugar. Stir until well-incorporated.
Swiftly whisk in the sour cream. You’ll want to slowly add it in but whisk fast to get it all incorporated well. After all of it has been added and combined, bring the heat up to medium high and let it simmer and thicken for about 5-7 minutes.
Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste, then add in the baby spinach. Once the spinach has wilted, you may add in the cooked pasta and turn off the heat.
Toss to coat the pasta. If the mixture seems too thick, this is where you can slowly add the reserved pasta water a little at a time.
Top with parmesan romano. 

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