Friday, July 27, 2007

Fusilli with tri color bell peppers

I came across this recipe in Williams Sonoma's Pasta Cookbook. It looked so colorful that I had to try it out. While the original recipe is for a pasta salad I used the ingredients and came up with a warm pasta dish.

Ingredients 1/2 pound long Fusilli
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper
(use any color you want)
1 tsp of garlic paste
1 tsp of drained capers
1 cup of cubed fresh mozzarella cheese
Red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 tsp of pepper powder
Salt to taste
Olive oil as needed

1. Slice the bell peppers into long strips (you can also cut them into rings), brush with olive oil and add salt and pepper and roast (at 350 degrees) in the oven until done. Set aside.
2. Cook the pasta until al dente. Follow the instructions on the package.
3. Pour olive oil in a pan, add the red pepper flakes and garlic paste and sauté.
4. Add the oven roasted bell peppers and mix well.
5. Transfer the cooked pasta and add salt if required.
6. Remove from flame and add cubed mozzarella pieces.
7. Serve hot.


Poonam said...

Love bell peppers in any form!

Jyothi said...

Lovely and colorful. I love the bell peppers in any form. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

musical said...

This one is such a looker, Lakshmi! i heart bell peppers :).

ushaprashanth said...

Is there orange bell peppers too???
very colorful recipe!

FH said...

Cool dish! Literally!:D
I love colorful bell peppers too.Looks great. Good to see your post LK!:)

Dee said...

this looks so colourful lakshmi

Suganya said...

I got the same pasta yesterday. Dont they look like sphagetti and fusili combined?

Roopa said...

peppers any kind love it. looks very colorfull

Vcuisine said...

Very colourful Lakshmi. Viji

Sharmi said...

that looks really nice and colorful.

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi Lakshmi..First time here..This dish looks so lovely with all the colors..:)