Staci's Orecchiette with Fresh Tomatoes and Sausage
It started as a recipe I found in a cookbook and then I've tweaked it from there. I love this dish. Mostly because of the gorgeous and sweet tasting cherry tomatoes. I don't bother seeding or removing skins...takes too much time and actually I like both. Cherry tomatoes can be pricey, so I don't make this often. Orecchiette is a pasta that gets it's name comes from its shape, which reminds one of a small ear. In Italian orecchio means ear, and the suffix 'etto' means 'small'. It's a dome shaped pasta that is starting to show up more and more in regular grocery stores. If you can't find any, use small shells instead.
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