Primi Piatti: Pasta, Rice, Soups

Sweet Pepper Sauce for Pasta

Basically a sauce for pasta based on sweet peppers, very easy to make and a nice alternative to the classic tomato sauce.

To give another twist, we have also added some anchovy fillets!


Serves 4, Preparation time 5 mins, Cooking time 30 mins

  • Peppers any colour, 4
  • Garlic cloves, 2
  • Anchovy fillets in olive oil, 3
  • EVOO- Extra Virgin Olives Oil, to taste
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • Pasta any shape, 380 g

Method

Wash, cut off the top out of peppers, scoop out the seeds inside and diced peppers.

Heat oil in frying pan, brown garlic along with a couple of anchovy fillets that will melt nicely in a minute, two at most.
Add diced peppers, sauteed them for a couple of minutes over medium heat, then add a pinch of salt and black pepper, a bit of water, stir and cover with a lid. Cook at least for 20 minutes.

As soon as peppers are soft, blend them with an immersion blender directly in the pan until you get a creamy consistency. Add a little water if you want a softer consistency, add a pinch of salt if necessary.

Bring water to boil in a pot and cook pasta al dente, that is a minute or two before standard cooking. Drain it then add to the pan with the pepper sauce, stir and serve.

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