Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta


  1. Boil pasta until just shy of al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 c pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet. Render fat from pork. Add garlic, salt, pepper and cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook until burst and slightly shrivel (5-8 mins).
  4. Add pasta to pan and toss. Add pasta water as needed to make light sauce. Add butter and toss until melted.
  5. Divide among warmed bowls. Garnish with scallions, basil, more EVOO, sprinkle of salt, dollop of ricotta if desired.