I wanted to surprise him with the real deal. So I took matters into my own hands and headed to the garden to gather the necessary ingredients. I grew all of the ingredients. Well, not the olive oil and wine!
- 1 small red onion
- 4 smal garlic cloves
- Tomatoes, I didn't measure, just used what I had ripe. If I had to guess it was about 1 pound of many different varieties.
- Lots of parsley
- Lots of basil
- Olive oil
- 1/2 cup of wine, any wine will do. I had white zinfandel.
-1 box of pasta (any shape)
-Salt and pepper
I used my Ninja food processor for the chopping.
Using a food processor mince the onions and garlic.
Then puree the tomatoes and herbs together.
If you don't use a food processor, just chop the garlic and onion small. Then quarter the tomatoes and mince the herbs.
Sauté the garlic and onions on a very hot pan for 2 minutes or so. Add salt and black pepper to it.
Add the wine, stand back because the alcohol whooshes up.
When the wine reduces, in about 3 minutes or so, add the tomato puree and keep stirring on high heat fo about 8 minutes.
Plate your past,a grab the rest of the wine and some good parmesan. Enjoy the garden pasta fresca!