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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Spaghetti with roasted pepper medley

Spaghetti with roasted peppers and basil

This is the first time I am trying Spaghetti at home, hope you all will enjoy this.

Source: Adapted from Giada's Everyday Italian

Cuisine: Italian

Prep time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Serves: 5-6 people


1 small bunch of uncooked spaghetti (I use Barilla)

3 bell peppers, red, orange and yellow

4 tbsp of pasta sauce (tuttoroso/ragu)

1 big clove of garlic, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

½ of lime/lemon juice

½ of fresh basil leaves, torn

1 tbsp of roasted peanuts, coarsely grind

1 tsp of chilli powder (cayenne)

1 tbsp of grated cheese

1 tsp of butter

2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil

salt as per taste

ground black pepper for seasoning

slivered peppers for roasting in extra-virgin olive oil

  1. Cut the peppers lengthwise as shown in the above picture, coat them with 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle some salt and ground pepper. Toss and roast it on a tava or in oven till the edges are browned.
  2. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti as per the instructions on the box, check al-dente, drain and keep aside.
  3. While the peppers are roasted heat butter and 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil in a large sauce pan, saute garlic and shallots.
  4. To this add the pasta sauce, chilly (cayenne) powder, salt. mix and add the roasted peppers, stir well for a minute or two.
  5. Toss in spaghetti and add lime/lemon juice, roasted peanuts, torn basil leaves and let all the flavors combine.
  6. Sprinkle some grated cheese and serve hot.

Spaghetti with roasted peppers


Suganya said...

Color is lovely. Adding peanuts is a nice touch!

Padma said...

Thanks Suganya, peanuts also add nutty, creamy flavor to it. Thanks for your kind comments

Anonymous said...

why don't u send this as an entry for the express cooking event? looks so good and the time used is also not much.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Padma I love your pictures they are fantastic. This spaghetti dish looks like it could be on a plate in front of me. Nice recipe!

Padma said...

Hey thats a cool idea for an express cooking, never thought this can be sent for, thanx Anony for your incredible suggestion, I was so struggling to think what to make for an express entry cooking event.

Padma said...

Thanks Jeena, for your valuable comments..u r always welcome to digg in that spaghetti

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