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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Penne Pasta In Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce / How to make roasted red pepper sauce

Pasta in roasted red pepper sauce
 Pasta recipes are always a great hit at my home and can find  at least once a week in dinner menu. My little one is a great fan of creamy pasta recipes. This is an easy pasta dish made with roasted red bell peppers and is incredibly creamy and rich in color. I have tasted pasta recipes in pizza hut and have wondered how they get such a beautiful orange color pasta, until i came to know that the secret ingredient is red pepper.  Red pepper can be used to make many condiments.

Pasta in roasted red pepper sauce

This creamy sauce is excellent to go with any type of pasta. I have used penne pasta to match with it. It can be a great dish for a casual dinner or for entertaining guest at home. Always serve it hot.
Pasta in Roasted red pepper sauce

Pasta in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce - Ingredients:
Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 25 mins | Recipe cuisine: International | Recipe category: Main course.

For Pasta:
Penne pasta - 2 cups ( you can use any pasta)
Onion - 1 (chopped finely)
Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped)
Mixed Italian herbs - 1/2 tsp (oregano, parsley, basil)
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp to garnish (optional)
Few coriander sprigs.

For the sauce:
Red bell pepper - 1 big
Garlic cloves - 4
Tomato - 1
Mixed Italian  herbs - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Walnuts - 8-10
Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

1. Boil the pasta in enough water until soft with salt and 1 tsp oil. Once done drain it and keep aside.
2. Heat a pan a drizzle some oil and roast the garlic and tomatoes until soft. Take the bell pepper, brush with little oil on all sides and roast it on direct flame until black spot appears on all sides. Peel the skin completely and chop them roughly.

3.Grind the bell pepper together all other ingredients (tomato, garlic, herbs, walnuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt) to coarse paste, not too smooth. (This is roasted red bell pepper sauce and it will be thick. You can refrigerate it and mix it with pasta when required.)
4. Heat a pan with little olive oil and saute onion and garlic. Add the red pepper sauce along with little water (1/4 cup) and bring it to a medium sauce consistency. Throw in the herbs, chili flakes and season it with more black pepper. Adjust the salt accordingly.
5.Add the cooked pasta and mix well until it incorporates with the sauce.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and parmesan cheese and serve hot.
Pasta in Roasted red pepper sauce

  • The original recipe calls for pine nuts(normally used in most Italian dishes) which is replace with walnuts. You can also use almonds or roasted peanuts. It gives a rich creamy texture to the sauce.
  • Adding Parmesan cheese is optional. 
  • I used cherry tomatoes, so used 5 nos. 

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