Spaghetti, tomatoes, opal basil, chilis and mozzarella

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Dried Italian spaghetti
2 tablespoons Salt
2 cups Raw tomato sauce; see * note
1 tablespoon Chopped chilis; optional
½ pounds Fresh smoked mozzarella; cut 1/4\" cubes
½ cup Opal basil chiffonade
4 ounces Extra-virgin olive oil
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste

* Note: See the "Raw Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a large spaghetti pot bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions.

Cook until al dente. Stir pasta to avoid sticking.

Drain pasta in colander over sink and toss into warm serving dish. Add tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella, opal basil and extra-virgin olive oil.

Toss with tongs or with forks as you would toss a salad. Check seasonings, and crack fresh pepper over each portion. Serve immediately.

Comments: The original recipe title as listed is "Spaghetti, Fresh Tomatoes, Opal Basil, Chilis And Smoked Mozzarella".

Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5609)

Per serving: 251 Calories (kcal); 28g Total Fat; (100% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 3198mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 5½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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