Mallorredus with Fennel Seeds and Fresh Tomatoes
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 pounds tomatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch dice
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon hot chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 recipe mallorredus pasta
- 1/2 cup freshly grated crontese cheese
Bring 6 quarts water to boil and add 2 tablespoons salt.
In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan, heat oil until smoking. Add scallions and garlic and saute 1 minute, until light golden brown. Add tomatoes, fennel seeds, chili flakes, salt and toss until tomatoes begin to break down, about 7 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and toss in pan with tomatoes. Toss until well coated and sprinkle heavily with cheese. Serve immediately.
Recipe Courtesy of Mario Batali