What, still not grilling? It feels a bit of a sin not to be outdoor cooking in this beautiful weather. I plan on getting back on track tomorrow. Today, however, should be meatless, but I'm going to slide a little somethin' somethin' into the sauce just for flavor. Still working my baby steps on Meatless Mondays. Not together impossible, but I am entertaining the idea of tiny meat Mondays instead.
I couldn't rally myself into fresh homemade pasta today, but went with a beautiful packaged pasta instead.
3 Thin slices of prosciutto torn into approx 1" pieces
3/4 Medium Walla Walla Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
1/4 Cup Tomato Paste
7 Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped - I used Mezzetta brand
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
20 or so fresh Basil leaves
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
3/4 cup reserved water from boiling the pasta
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water with a little salt and oil added to the water.
Saute the sliced onions in a couple tablespoons of olive oil until softened. Add in prosciutto and tomato paste and stir to combine. Add chopped sun dried tomatoes and about 1/4 cup of water from pasta. Add in cooked pasta, then the pine nuts, parmigiano and additional water if needed. Gently stir to combine well. I added a little bit of cream as I did not reserve enough water and the pasta was a little too dry. Tear up the basil leaves and toss in to combine at the last minute. Another tomato sauce pasta favorite for the Emerton girls.