Chef Mollie showed us how to make this delicious Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella which is traditionally called Pasta alla Checca. A local favorite to Hollywood stars, Chef Mollie has been featured on the Oprah’s Show and in “O” magazine and we had the pleasure to cook with Mollie in her Montecito restaurant kitchen.
This light and quick pasta became or favorite and we have been making it when we are running late with dinner. There is always time to cook pasta and saute a little onions with garlic and toss a few tomatoes and spinach in the pan. Mollie teached us to transfer the pasta with a little liquid directly into the saute pan and mix with the vegetables. This saucy dish is superb with fresh mozzarella cubes and we love to sprinkle some Parmesan on top for added goodness. Over the time we made several variations and all were very good. You can use kale instead of spinach and spaghetti or any other pasta which you may have handy.
Thank you Mollie, it was a pleasure to be in your kitchen
Wine Pairing: Castello Banfi Pinot Grigio – Tuscany, Italy.