Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gwyneth's Garden Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow has a great blog called "goop". She references her travels, ideas and inspirations. Her latest is a catalogue of her recent trip to Venice for the Film Festival. Complete with tastings along the way, it's fabulous. Check out the Pasta al Pomodoro recipe from Hotel Cipriani- basil is in season...harvest from your garden and enjoy! Ya dig?

Hotel Cipriani
Hotel Cipriani & Palazzo Vendramin,
Giudecca 10,
30133 Venice
+39 (041) 520 7744

Recipes:From the Hotel Cipriani:
Pasta al Pomodoro

2 lbs mix of regular and cherry tomatoes peeled and roughly chopped. Make sure the tomatoes are as ripe as possible.
2 white onions finely chopped
1 peeled garlic clove
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh unsalted butter
De Cecco Spaghetti
Parmigiano Reggiano
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a casserole dish, add the garlic and brown slightly. When the garlic is golden remove it from the oil
When the tomatoes are cooked, beat with a whisk in order to refine the tomato sauce, adjust the taste and keep warm.

Cook the pasta “al dente” in a large pot of salted water, then drain it and add it to the tomato sauce. Add basil leaves torn by hand, a knob of fresh butter, and a generous sprinkling of grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Stir thoroughly and serve immediately, steaming hot.