And you thought I was going to say love. Heck no! Summer evenings are for finding quick fix dinners so you can get out and enjoy yourself. And when the kitchen and house are hot, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and rev up the stove. Well this is my favorite summer meal, please I can pull a portion of the ingredients out of my garden.
Tomato & Basil Linguine
1 large wedge of brie
3 large roma tomatoes, chopped
handful of basil, leaves washed and sliced into thin slivers
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4-1/2 cup of olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Linguine or Fettucine, your choice
Trim the rind from the brie and tear the cheese into bite size pieces. Mix together all the ingredients, stirring in the olive oil a little at a time until it looks like enough (you’ll know.) Add salt and pepper to taste. Now let this sit on the counter for an hour or two. Two is best, but one will do the trick. Cook the pasta, drain it from the water and return it to the pot. Dump the brie/tomato/basil mixture into the hot pasta and stir. Then cover the pot back up and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then stir again before serving.
Actually this is very romantic meal. Add some candles, dine al fresco, send the kids on an overnight.
What is your favorite quick summer meal?