A Pasta For All Seasons Recipe - Cooking Index
Glines suggests cutting only half the bell pepper into strips, then cutting the other half into a jack-o-lantern face to use as a Halloween or fall garnish; cutting a green bell pepper half in a Christmas tree shape during the holidays; or a red bell-pepper half into a heart for Valentine's Day.Type: Pasta
|16 oz||454g||Penne pasta|
|6 tablespoons||90ml||Olive oil|
|2/3 cup||41g / 1.4oz||Chopped onion|
|2 teaspoons||10ml||Minced garlic|
|Freshly ground black pepper|
|1 cup||237ml||White wine or chicken broth - divided|
|8||Fresh basil leaves - chopped (or 3 tspns dried basil)|
|2 cups||292g / 10oz||Fresh broccoli florets|
|1 cup||146g / 5.1oz||Fresh cauliflower florets|
|1 cup||237ml||Sliced fresh mushrooms|
|1/2 cup||55g / 1.9oz||Fresh baby carrots|
|1||Bell pepper - sliced into strips|
|5||Tomatoes - chopped (medium)|
|1 tablespoon||15ml||Dried thyme|
|1/2 cup||118ml||Pine nuts|
|Freshly grated Romano cheese|
|Chopped parsley - for garnish|
|Fresh parsley sprigs - for garnish|
Bring a large pot of water to a boil; prepare pasta according to package directions. When done, drain and place in large serving bowl; keep warm if necessary.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion; saute for 3 to 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic; saute 2 minutes longer, being careful not to let mixture brown. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add 1/2 cup wine; simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup wine; simmer 2 more minutes. Add basil, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots and bell pepper; simmer for 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes and thyme, stirring gently. Bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 minutes.
Add sauce mixture and pine nuts to pasta; stir to coat well. Stir in 1/2 cup grated cheese. Sprinkle additional cheese on top. Sprinkle with a little chopped parsley, garnish with parsley sprigs and serve.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10-26-1998 - Karen Glines, Des Peres
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