Friday, July 18, 2008

Fusilli Michelangelo

1 15-ounce can of stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 pound mushrooms
1/4 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1-2 cloves garlic
1-2 tbs. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the mushrooms and dried tomatoes into julienne strips. Heat olive oil in
a saucepan and saute the vegetables briefly (about 3 minutes). Drain the can
of tomatoes and toss the tomatoes into a blender; blend until you have an
almost but not completely smooth puree. Add the basil leaves to the vegetablesand saute, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds (they should become
greener, but not cook too much). Add the puree. Press the garlic and stir in,and grind in some black pepper. Cook for maybe 5 minutes (basil should not
be cooked too long or its color will fade). Salt to taste. Toss over about
10 oz. cooked fusilli.

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