Orecchiette with Tomatoes, Fennel, and Parmesan
Why This Recipe Works
Summer tomatoes containing excess liquid can result in a watery, bland pasta sauce. To avoid this problem in our raw tomato sauce recipe, we seeded the tomatoes. For robust flavor, we used extra-virgin olive oil, which also worked to coat the pasta and bind it to the sauce. We then added ingredients like garlic, black olives, and Parmesan to our raw tomato sauce recipe to bring the acidity and sweetness of the tomatoes into an ideal balance.