Cook the Book: Mafaldine with Roasted Tomatoes, Robiola, and Crushed Fennel Seeds
Cook the Book: Mafaldine with Roasted Tomatoes, Robiola, and Crushed Fennel Seeds might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 298 calories, 3g of protein, and 28g of fat. This recipe serves 4. Head to the store and pick up pepper, fennel seeds, garlic, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, primal, and whole 30 diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 3 hours.
Heat the oven to 275°F. Arrange the tomato halves, cut side up, on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil over them. Scatter the garlic slices and fennel seeds over the tomatoes, and season with a generous sprinkling of salt and a few grinds of pepper.
Roast the tomatoes for 3 to 4 hours, or until they have begun to collapse and are caramelized but are not dry. They should have some shriveling but still look juicy.
Let them sit until they are cool enough to handle. Then chop them coarsely and transfer them to a warmed serving bowl, along with any oil and juices left in the pan. Keep warm.
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and salt generously.
Add the pasta, stir to separate the noodles, and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until al dente.
Drain the pasta in a colander set in the sink, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water.
Transfer the pasta to the serving bowl and strew the robiola pieces over it. Toss gently to combine the pasta, tomatoes, and cheese thoroughly, taking care to break apart any large chunks of cheese that stick together.
Add a little of the hot cooking water to the bowl to help melt the cheese a bit but not too much—you want some pieces in there. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if you like.