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Brown Butter Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Jun 25, 2013 08:28PM ● By Anonymous


1/2 pound spaghetti
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped roughly
3 Tbsp butter
2 cloves minced garlic
4 to 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped


Cook the pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta cooks, heat the brown butter in a skillet over medium heat. Allow it to brown. This should take approximately five minutes. The butter will begin to turn an almost amber color and there will be flecks on the bottom of the pan. Once the butter has browned completely, add in the garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add in the tomatoes then turn the heat down to low. Let the tomatoes cook for about 5 minutes, getting soft. Throw in the basil and stir well then simmer over heat until the pasta is finished cooking. Once the pasta is done, drain well and add to a bowl. Top with the brown butter tomato sauce and toss well to completely incorporate. Garnish with additional basil if you choose. Serves 2.