alla Sorrentina (Vegan Version)
from: Paola Segurini - Montevarchi/Tuscany/Italy
Wash and peel tomatoes (plunge them in boiling water for 2 minutes,
take out and peel), eliminate seeds and cut in small stripes.
- Extra-virgin olive oil (or just olive oil) 1/2 cup
- Ripe tomatoes 1 pound
- Spaghetti 1 pound
- Fresh basil leaves 12
- salt/pepper to taste
Put tomatoes in a bowl, dress with oil, salt, pepper and finely cut
Stir well and cover.
Let it season for at least 2 hours.
Cook spaghetti (penne or other shapes could do as well), drain and
add to tomatoes.
Stir well and serve quickly.
A variation of this recipe:
season with oregano instead of basil, add a clove of garlic (don't
cut it, just peel it!) and some sliced black olives to tomatoes,
then follow the same procedure.