Heathers Killer Pasta with Oregano

Heathers Killer Pasta with Oregano

The following recipe was featured during the presentation of Heathers during TBS’s Dinner & a Movie.

For the Pasta

2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
ice water as needed
(Fresh pasta or dry pasta may be substituted)

For the Sauce

1 yellow onion, diced

1 lb. ripe plum tomatoes, washed and halved
4 cloves garlic, peeled and
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1/3 c dry red wine
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp.black pepper
Reggiano parmesan cheese, grated

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  • 1 big red schrunchie
  1. Place flour, oregano and salt in food processor. Turn machine on and
    slowly add eggs. Continueto process, until dough begins to form a ball. Add
    cold water if dough looks granular and does not easily form a ball. (If
    using fresh or dried pasta, skip steps 1,2,3,6 and 8.)

  2. Stop processor and remove dough. (Dough should not be sticky) Transfer
    dough to a lightly floured board and knead for 10 minutes.

  3. Place dough in a bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let rest for
    15 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350F.

  4. Combine olive oil, red wine and tomato paste. Arrange tomatoes cut side
    up on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil mixture. Top tomatoes with
    onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Remove dough from bowl and divide into three equal parts. Roll each ball
    out to 1/8" thickness with a rolling pin or by using a hand-cranked pasta
    machine. Dust the rolled dough with a little flour and let dry for 15
    minutes before cutting.

  6. While pasta is drying, transfer the tomatoes to a food processor or
    blender and process or blend until smooth. Cover and keep warm. Set 5 quarts water to boil.

  7. To cut pasta: Dust dough liberally with flour and carefully roll sheets
    so that dough remains separate. Cut pasta into 1/8" strips and arrange pasta
    to dry on counter top or cutting board.

  8. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water for about one minute or until pasta
    floats to the surface. Drain in colander, pile on plates, spoon on sauce and
    sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Serves two.

Tip: Use great caution when using the food processor, blender, pasta
machine, sharp knives, etc. as ‘accidents’ are bound to happen.