Sauteed cherry tomatoes with basil
Serve these intensely sweet fruits beside grilled fish or chicken or use the tomatoes as a sauce for pasta (in which case add a ladle of pasta cooking water near the end of cooking). Maras or Aleppo red pepper, both available at specialty markets, add pleasant warmth.
|2||pints cherry tomatoes, stems removed|
|2||tablespoons olive oil|
|Salt and black pepper, to taste|
|Pinch of Maras, Aleppo, or other crushed red pepper, or to taste|
|Handful fresh basil, leaves chopped|
2. Turn down the heat and cook, shaking constantly, for 3 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to release their juices and they thicken. Sprinkle with basil.