RIGATONI WITH VEGETABLES, TOMATO AND CREAM SAUCE (RIGATONI STRASCICATI)
Rigatoni with Vegetables, Tomato and Cream Sauce (Rigatoni Strascicati)
A neighbor had just given me a large amount of plum tomatoes and I was desperate not to let them go to waste. Instead of using the canned tomatoes, I steamed the tomatoes for a few minutes then plunged them in ice water to easily remove the skins. I also ran the tomatoes through a food mill to remove the seeds. It wasn't too bad a chore and the results of my sauce were great. I used 3 lbs. of plum tomatoes, but of course, canned is much easier.