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Linguine With Chevre, Herbs, And Tomatoes

This simple pasta is quick to make and offers a hearty but not heavy meal, ideal when summer nights turn cool, as they often do throughout much of California.

Type: Pasta
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3/4 lb 340g / 11ozDried linguine
4 tablespoons 60mlExtra-virgin olive oil
3   Garlic cloves
3 cups 187g / 6.6ozCherry tomatoes - cut in half
  = (or 4 medium slicing tomatoes, cut into
1/2 cup 118mlChicken stock - preferably homemade
4 oz 113gYoung (not aged) chèvre - crumbled
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozMinced herbs
  = (such as basil, thyme, oregano,
  Italian parsley, summer savory, or a
  Kosher salt - to taste
  Black pepper in a mill

Recipe Instructions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the linguine until it is al dente.

While the linguine cooks, make the sauce: Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and saute it until it just begins to color. Remove the garlic and discard it. Add the tomatoes, and saute them for 4 minutes, shaking the pan several times so that they cook evenly. (If you are using slicing tomatoes, turn the wedges once.) Transfer the tomatoes to a serving bowl. Add the stock to the skillet, increase the heat to high, swirl the skillet to loosen any pan juices, and reduce the liquid by one third.

Drain the pasta and put it in the bowl on top of the tomatoes. Scatter the chèvre and the herbs over the pasta, and pour the sauce over all. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, toss gently, season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately. If you like, serve with some additional olive oil at the table.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Cookbook Digest, May/Jun, 1999


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