Baked Feta with Roasted Tomatoes

Serves: 6 

IngredientsQtyPrep
Greek feta10 ozsheep's milk
Cherry tomato2 boxes2 pints
Pasta1 lb
Garlic12 cloves
Pepperto taste
Red chili flakesto taste
Olive oil1/3 cup
Shallots2 largechopped
Basilto tastegarnish

Method:
  • Set oven to 400F
  • Pour olive oil into a large baking pan
  • Add tomatoes, pepper, red chili flakes, shallots, and crushed garlic cloves. Toss until well combined
  • Place the drained feta cheese in the center and bake in the oven for 40 minutes
  • 15 minutes before the tomatoes are done, start cooking pasta in a pot
  • Cook the pasta and drain, reserve pasta water
  • Combine the pasta with tomatoes and feta cheese with pasta water as needed 
  • Add the basil, thyme, or any other spices



Notes:

It's very important to use authentic Greek feta made from sheep's milk. American feta made with goat or cow milk will be gritty or grainy. Will not emulsify well with the oil and tomato juices. Can use any spices you have on hand such as basil, thyme, oregano, or herbs de Provence. Sub 1 medium sweet onion instead of 2 shallots. 

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