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Old 05-01-2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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ISO Roasted Tomatoes,Roasted Garlic, Goat Cheese Ideas

Hey guys, i went to a farmers market and got some amazing ingredients. Some farmers goat cheese and some beautiful vine ripened tomatoes.

I had a little inspiration and want to come up with a pasta dish.

These three ingredients are an absolute must:

Roasted Tomatoes

Goat Cheese

Roasted Garlic

From there, it's all up in the air. Type of noodles, seasonings, additional ingrediennts, meat, etc...

Off the top of your head, if someone said "Make a pasta dish" and they handed you those three ingredients, what would you dream up? It is such a wonderful start.

Please share your ideas!

Thanks in advance and cheers.

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Old 05-01-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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you can make a wonderful baked pasta with those items plus chopped spinach, and some parmagiana. If you want meat with that, some slices of sausage or small bits of pancetta. I'd mix the cheeses and meat with the pasta and spinach, and put the roasted toms on top, unless you're speaking of good sized toms, in that case I'd arange the pasta and spinach as a thin bottom layer and filler between the toms. bake to melt cheese and meld flavors but most items are already cooked and warm to hot. serve with a bit of spicey red arrabiata to liven things up. fresh basil and or oregano and chili flakes will be the main herbage.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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Nice one Robo....these are medium sized tomatoes, i was going to roast them then put them through a food mill. Would this still work with your dish? I loved the idea of chopped spinach, this dish now has 4 main ingredients!!!

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I like just the ingredients you have plus whole baby spinach or arugula. I wouldn't chop even the larger spinach leaves. I'd cut the tomatoes into wedges, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle of gray or kosher salt, bake at around 375 for maybe 30 minutes. Check them after 20 to see where they stand.

Heat some olive oil, lightly sauté some garlic, toss in some cooked linguine, your fresh, raw spinach, roasted tomatoes, and goat cheese (scoop out maybe 1 tsp. per scoop) and give everything a toss. Adjust salt and pepper. Now, if it was me I would add some crushed red chili peppers too.

Through my eyes those ingredients are too fresh and light to add any kind of meat.

This could also be a side dish with maybe a nice piece of meat/chicken/whole sausage as the main. But for me, this is too perfect to mess with.
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I have packed my fork and am on my way to your house kitchenelf!

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Old 05-02-2007, 09:17 AM   #7
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:29 AM   #8
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you certainly can sauce your roasted toms. THe flavor will still be super!

I love to roast romas with fresh basil garlic and evoo salt and pep. Beefsteaks at the end of the season I do the same and sauce them, saving the "water" that cooks out as a broth for soup stew or risotto. Whatever works for your vision of your recipe...taste is going to be mighty fine.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:54 AM   #9
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I would roast the tomatoes as you plan and as other suggest.

I would in a frying pan cook the garlic and add some spices and mushrooms. I think mushrooms would be a good addition. Toss it all together with some pasta and mix in the goat cheese.
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To the above suggestions, I would add shrimp. I think shrimp goes well with all of these ingredients.
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