Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pasta with Tomatoes, Lox and Basil Oil

The other day I made zucchini strands with fresh tomatoes and basil oil but forgot to write it up. So, tonight looking for a quick dinner I sliced up some fresh cherry tomatoes and tossed them with 2 Tablespoons of the Basil Oil. Cooked up some brown rice pasta and tossed it into the bowl of tomatoes along with a Tablespoon of goat cheese and a slice of smoked salmon lox. Toss until the cheese melts. The dish was topped with a teaspoon of lemon zest, fresh ground pepper and a couple leaves of fresh basil.

Basil Oil:
1/3 cup of Olive Oil
6 garlic cloves, peeled
12 fresh basil leaves
In a saucepan, combine the olive oil, garlic and basil and cook over low heat until garlic is lightly browned (not burned). Let cool and strain to
remove garlic and basil. Pour into a jar or small pitcher (where is my squeeze bottle?)

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