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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

Ingredients:

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

Method:
  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





6 comments:

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.

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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