Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Valentine's Day Recipes Part 3

For the main dish of my Valentine's Day Meal, I decided to try something a little more fancy. Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce was the star of the show, who else but The Pioneer Woman would I go to for a fabulous recipe. It was more somewhat time consuming to make, but it was worth it!

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

* 3 whole Red Bell Peppers
* 2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts (optional)
* 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
* ½ whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
* 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
* ½ cups Heavy Cream
* Flat Leaf Parsley, Finely Minced
* Fresh Parmesan, Shaved Or Grated
* ½ pounds (to 1 Pound) Pasta: Orecchiette, Penne, Fusilli, Etc.
Roast red peppers, and then place in a Ziploc bag to allow to sweat. Peel the charred skins from the peppers, then removed seeds. Set aside.
Lightly toast pine nuts in a skillet. Set aside.
Puree peppers with pine nuts. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a skillet or pot over medium heat, drizzle in olive oil. Add diced onions and garlic and cook until soft. Pour in pepper puree and stir together. Add plenty of salt.
Pour in cream and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt, if necessary. Add cooked pasta, and then stir together.
Place pasta into a bowl, top with chopped parsley and plenty of shaved Parmesan.

Here are my results: