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quick fix |  Penne with Brie, 
Sundried Tomato + Basil

Though this pasta dish -- yet another recipe that I learned from a girl I met while traveling around Italy several years ago -- is very fast and easy to make, I try to reserve it for special occasions, since it uses a lot of delectably fat-rich brie. My boyfriend Asher says that this may well be his very favorite dish in the world. The recipe serves 2 very generous portions; I recommend dividing it into thirds, and saving the third portion as leftovers for lunch the next day.


12 oz. penne
1 wedge (approx. ½ lb.) brie
1 cup fresh basil, leaves gently torn or snipped into strips with scissors
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 sun-dried tomatoes
olive oil
salt + pepper
serves 2-3 

30 minutes, plus marinating time for tomato mixture

1. Set a big pot of water to boil for the pasta.
2. Soak sun-dried tomatoes for 15-20 minutes in hot water, until they’re nice and soft.
3. Cut the rind off the brie. Cut into small cubes.
4. Mince garlic.
5. Drain and slice the sun-dried tomatoes into narrow 1" long slivers.
6. When the water’s boiling, add pasta and cook.
7. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp. olive oil, over medium heat, in a skillet. Sauté the garlic until it’s soft and translucent. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Snip the washed, dried basil leaves into the skillet – stir and cook until the basil’s wilted. Remove from heat and wait for the pasta to finish cooking.
8. When the pasta’s al dente, drain, then return to pot. Toss with the brie and sautéed mixture until the cheese is melted. Serve in a nice big bowl.


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