Angel Hair with Ramps and Cherry Tomatoes

Needless to say, we are eating a lot of ramps around here recently.  This is one of our favorite dishes.  You don't need ramps to make this either, just use garlic and onions as a substitute.  This recipe takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare.
 If using ramps, use the whole plant and cut them in half.

 You need about 3-4 cups of cherry tomatoes.

 I used this ramp seasoning I bought at the festival.

 Click to see what is in it if you want to make your own.  Using just salt and pepper is okay too.

 Cook 1 pound of angel hair for just 2 minutes in salted water.  Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

 Pour a few tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy pot.

 Saute' the ramps and sprinkle them with the seasoning.

 Cook them until they start to brown.

 Throw in the cherry tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes start to blister.

 Add the cup of pasta water. After a couple minutes, mash them with a potato masher until they release their juices.

 Continue to cook until the sauce begins to thicken.

 Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the pasta.  Toss it to coat all of the noodles.

 Stir in 1 cup of Parmesan cheese.

 Serve with some shredded fresh basil on top.  Yum!

Comments

DeniseinVA said…
I have never heard of ramps before. This is such a pretty meal and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Still not up to food here but I did have the last soup I got from You. Perhaps a bit spicy at the moment but oh so tasty and my stomach didn't protest either :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Patty Woodland said…
The best food is simple.
Laurie M said…
this looks amazing, the humble ramp to new levels!!!
Guillaume said…
Capelli d'angelo! I have to confess, not my favourite pasta, too small and too soft for my taste. But I love the name.
Guillaume said…
But I have to say, this looks delicious.
TARYTERRE said…
NOW we're talking. That dish looks divine.
Kay said…
Ahhh... So Denise has never heard of ramps either. Now I don't feel so bad. This angel hair dish is so pretty and looks delicious!
chickpea678 said…
Yum! I want a big bowl of this right now! I never thought of mashing the tomatoes to release their juices...great idea!
chickpea678 said…
Yum! I want a big bowl of this right now! I never thought of mashing the tomatoes to release their juices...great idea!