Saturday, January 27, 2007

Italianni's Angel Hair Pasta w/ Bruschetta

-Photo courtesy of Italianni's (Italianni's Pomodoro Grilled Chicken Pesto Combo)

My sister requested me to make this Pasta dish for her birthday 2 years ago. She had a taste of Italianni's Pomodoro when she was with our cousin during her stay at Manila. I got this recipe from from the now defunct site of 2 years ago.

The dish was a sure hit. I used hunts canned tomatoes with basil and oregano. instead of just using fresh basil, I combined it with fresh oregano and fresh parsley; to add more flavor and aroma to the sauce. I made bruschetta instead of the usual garlic bread.


2 Tbs. Olive oil
2 Tbs.Garlic, minced
1 can Canned tomatoes, diced and with juices
3 cups Chicken broth
2 Tbs. Fresh Basil, julienned
1/4 tsp. Salt

tsp. Black Pepper
2 cups Fresh Tomatoes Diced
5 cups Angel Hair Pasta, cooked
As needed Garlic Bread

1. Place saucepan over high heat and add olive oil, then add the garlic and the canned tomatoes and its juices, fresh basil, salt and pepper.

2. Now add the chicken broth and simmer the sauce for 15 minutes.

3. Then add half of the diced tomatoes into the sauce and reserve the other half for garnish over the pasta.

4. Place the pasta in the saucepan and toss the pasta until it is fully coated with the sauce.
Place the pasta in serving platter and top with the rest of the diced tomatoes and garnish with basil leaf.

Serves 4

just in case you would also want to try out the bruschetta. here is the recipe

1 loaf french bread or baguette
black or green olives with capers
diced fresh tomatoes
olive oil
minced garlic
julienned oregano, parsley and basil


- slice the bread 1/2 inch thick
- mix olive oil and minced garlic and spread evenly on bread slices
- grill or toast the bread
- mix the julienned herbs with the olive oil and garlic mixture
- spread evenly on bread slices the olive oil, garlic and herbs mixture
- spread diced tomatoes and olives on the bread

enjoy. happy eating. =)

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