Friday, November 9, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce with Pasta

1 tbsp Italian Herb Olive Oil
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
1 28oz can plum tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces or
       2 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp Traditional Balsamic
1 pkg twisty pasta, I used our Maestri Pastai Torchietti

Cook the pasta and set aside. Keep warm.

Heat the Olive Oil in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted peppers and cook 1 minute.

Crush in the the canned tomatoes and the sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the tempurature to medium and let simmer about 10minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the herbs.

Let cool slightly. Pour into your blender or food processor(leave your vent open!) and pulse until mostly smooth. If you have an immersion blender, that would be even better.

Stir in the balsamic vinegar and serve!

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