2 pints fresh cherry tomatoes
About 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Salt and pepper
1 fresh red chili pepper, Italian cherry or Fresno, seeded and finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon chili flakes
3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or grated
3 tablespoons capers, drained
1/4 cup white vermouth or 1/2 cup dry white wine
A handful of flat leaf parsley
A few leaves basil, torn
1 pound spaghetti
Grated pecorino cheese
Heat a pot of water to boil for the pasta.
Halve the cherry tomatoes.
Heat 1/4 cup EVOO, 4 turns of the pan, in large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the chili pepper, garlic and capers and swirl around for 2-3 minutes; add the vermouth or wine and the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add the herbs and simmer while the pasta cooks, 8-10 minutes.
Cook the pasta in salted, boiling water. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water and drain the pasta. Add the reserved starchy cooking water and the pasta to the sauce and toss for 1-2 minutes. Top with cheese and serve immediately.