Not long ago I had the pleasure of meeting Giada De Laurentiis from Food Network, she was signing her newest book Giada at Home. Although I haven’t tried many recipes from her book, I can say that it has some beautiful pictures all throughout it not only of her dishes but her family as well.
No pictures were allowed with her but I did manage to snag a few while waiting in line! She was super nice and down to earth!
Last night I tried a dish from her book called Pasta Ponza, click here for her recipe! This is the dish that is on the cover and Giada says it one of her favorites!
I love recipes that only have a few key ingredients!
I used red and orange tomatoes, yum!!
Mix tomatoes, capers, olive oil and s&p in an 8x8 baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
While the tomato mixture is in the oven cook your pasta and save about a cup of the pasta water, don’t forget or you’ll be sorry!
Out of the oven, love the crunchy topping!
After it has cooled a bit spoon the mixture oven your pasta and grate some romano cheese on top.
This dish was quite tasty but a bit dry, you definitely need that added pasta water. I love the concentrated flavor that the tomatoes take on after being roasted.
Have you ever met a “celebrity” chef before?