Angel Hair with Burrata Mozzarella and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
In Italy capellini is traditionally used in children's dishes because of its small diameter which makes it easier to eat. .Sometimes the pasta is broken into bite size pieces and mixed in soups. The elderly also find it easy to manage.
1 lb Angel Hair
2 4oz burrata mozzarella, cut in half
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp. fresh thyme, stemmed
3 tbsp. fresh basil, chiffonade
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 shallot, sliced
4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sugar
In a bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, salt, sugar, thyme, shallot,red pepper flakes, garlic and 4 tbsp. of olive oil. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Arrange tomatoes onto baking tray then bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer roasted tomatoes into a large skillet. Blanch angel hair for 2 minutes then strain and toss in the skillet with fresh basil and tomatoes. Serve immediately topped with burrata mozzarella.
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