Showing posts with label Peppers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peppers. Show all posts

Friday, 16 March 2012

Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano...



Ingredients

  • 1 yellow and 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 100 gr grated parmigiano
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 400 gr of Garofalo Penne Rigate

Method

  • Place oil and shallots in a frying pan and sauté gently making sure shallots don’t brown (as they become bitter).
  • Add the peppers and sauté until very tender; if the mix becomes too dry add some boiling water (a glass will do).
  • Season to taste (please remember that extra salt will go in with the parmigiano, so don’t overdo it).
  • Place the sauce in a food processor and blitz to a cream, add the oregano.

To cook the pasta

  •  Use a large capacity pan and bring to the boil 4 litres of water, add salt and then the pasta.
  • The golden rule for cooking pasta properly is to use 1 litre of water for every 100 gr of pasta! 
  • Don’t bother adding ANY oil (it has better uses) to prevent pasta from sticking: it is the quantity of water and regular stirring that will ensure pasta doesn’t stick.
  • Place the sauce on the drained pasta, stir well and add plenty of grated parmigiano. 
  • You may wish to add a splash of extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Serve at once and enjoy this most flavoursome, light and inexpensive dish.
  • This is a wonderfully tasty sauce and its creamy consistency makes it ideal with the penne: some (but crucially not all) of the sauce finding its way into each penna!

Recipe and photo credit by-  Garofalo Pasta

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Stuffed Peppers With Ricotta and Basil......



Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main course

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 35-45 minutes

Cals per portion: 108

Fat per portion: 4.5g

of which saturates per portion: 2g

Ingredients


2 large vine tomatoes, skinned and chopped

2 tbsp dry white wine

1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 large red peppers

150g ricotta cheese

salt and pepper

small handful basil leaves, finely chopped

36 sprays of Fry Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method


1. Put the chopped tomatoes into a small pan with the wine and garlic. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until they become soft and pulpy. Sieve the tomato sauce and season.

2. Meanwhile place the peppers under a grill and cook, turning until blistered and blackened all over. Put into a plastic bag and leave to cool. Carefully remove the skin. Cut each pepper into quarters lengthways removing the seeds.

2. Heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6.

3. Season the ricotta cheese with salt and pepper and mix in the basil. Take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and place at the narrow end of each pepper, place a scant teaspoon of chopped tomato on top. Roll up and place in an ovenproof dish.

4. Spray each pepper 3 times with Fry Light, then put the dish into the oven to heat through for 10 minutes. While the peppers are in the oven, gently re-heat the tomato sauce before serving with the stuffed peppers.

Serve with extra basil leaves to garnish.


Guest post Credits - FryLight

 

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