In Italian, the word sciue means easy, fast, quick. This is one of those meals you can whip up in no time, but it’s oh so good! The fresh, light, delicious flavors leave me craving it all the time. Do you LOVE garlic? Are you a Giada aficionado? Then this one’s for you. Little Thimbles Sciue Sciue is one of our family’s FAVORITE pasta dishes.
You could maximize nutritional value by adding grilled chicken or asparagus. You can experiment with other pastas, orecchiette or pennette would be great. You really can’t go wrong. It is absolutely company worthy…if you’re willing to share .
Gooey cheesy goodness…need I say more? It’s so simple too; you have to try it out.
1 lb ditalini pasta (thimble shapes)
½ lb fresh mozzarella, chopped into 1/4 inch cubes
2 cups fresh plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
10 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
kosher salt & pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a heavy large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat; use enough oil to fill the skillet about a half inch. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Sauté about 2 minutes, or until just heated through. At the last second, throw in the chopped basil. Remove from heat and pour over pasta. Add the cheese and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Source: adapted from Giada De Laurentiis