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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pasta with Roasted Sweet Pepper Sauce

The other night I made some Italian bread hero's to put some sausage I got from NY. While I was in Maine one of Orm's friends, Vic, went to NY for a visit and I asked him if he would buy me some Cheese And Parsley Italian Sausage. If you have never had this and you happen to be in the NY area try it...OMG! You serve it on a hero roll with green peppers and onions. I'll post that soon. Anyway, back to the pasta...I wanted a side dish to go with the sandwiches, but also wanted something new and different. So what better than a Pasta with Roasted Sweet Red Pepper sauce.
4 red bell peppers or a 12oz jar of roasted peppers
1/4 cup olive oil
1 bunch of green onions, diced
2 cloves of garlic
1 TBL Butter
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. celery seeds
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 pkg of your favorite pasta *tonight I made medium size shells*

If using fresh peppers brush them with olive oil and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (helps with clean up) place on highest oven rack and put the oven on broil, Broil for about 5-7 minutes, be careful and watch them so they don't get too charred. Sorry but I don't have pictures of them. (next time I made this I will be sure to take pictures of this step and repost to this post) When one side is done turn them over and complete the cooking. Immediately put them in a bowl and cover with clear wrap. After about 15 mintues cut peppers, remove the seeds and peel the skin. The skin should come off very easy.
Chop the peppers and put them in the blender or food processor. When ready to make sauce, puree peppers and slowly add the heavy cream, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Blend until creamy. In large skillet saute onions and garlic for about 4-5 minutes, add pepper puree and cook for about 10 minutes. A minute before you are ready to serve add the basil, stir in cooked pasta and serve immediately.
This is the pasta without the fresh Basil.

And this is it with the Basil getting ready to go to the dinner table. I hope you give this a try, it's a great change from the normal marinara sauce and I think you'll enjoy it. My family really liked it, especially the that's a plus too. My youngest grandson AJ just walked by while I was doing the drafts for this and said "oh is that the pasta you just made, boy that's good stuff." So there's and first hand response to this dish. ;)
Have a wonderful day and I'll be back with a dessert I made recently.
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear from those of you that take the time to come by. Remember to Find the Time to Do all the things you LOVE.

1 comment:

The Country Rose said...

That pasta looks really good! It looks like mac n cheese :).

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