Fettuccine and baked little tomatoes

Generally I make this savoury fettuccine during summer when here in Italy you can find in the vegetable markets or in the supermarkets the best juicy and tasty tomatoes.

I prefer to use Pachino tomatoes , a wonderful cherry tomatoes from Sicily. If you aren't able to find this variety of tomatoes, use the more juicy you find.

In Italy we like to use fresh herbs in our cooking , but it's not so simply during the winter.
Try to use fresh herbs as more as you can, you will have fantastic results. If you have a balcony or a garden try to cultivate herbs by yourself. In my small garden I have : basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, lavender, oregano. They are all beautiful plants, and it's so nice to take care of them like babies ! This recipe is fast easy and healthy. (Did you realize I like fast recipes ?)


Ingredients for 4 persons :
12.5 oz of fettuccine
14.3 oz of cherry Pachino tomatoes or juicy cherry tomatoes
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
fresh (best result) or dried herbs :
1 teaspoon of parsley finely chopped
1 teaspoon of basil finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon of thyme finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon of oregano finely chopped
5 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Wash and cut the tomatoes in half. Oil a baking pan , put in the tomatoes cut side up.
Sprinkle on the tomatoes all the herbs (parsley,basil,thyme,oregano), the garlic , salt and pepper to taste. Pour on the extra virgin olive oil. Bake in oven at 450 F for ½ hour. Meanwhile cook the fettuccine 'al dente' in salted water. Drain and mix in the baking pan and serve hot.

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