This is a winner recipe! Flavorful and so simple!
Linguini with Fire Roasted Goodness (Tomato/Peppers/Garlic)
and Ricotta Salata Cheese
What you'll need:
4 tomatoes from the vine (left whole)
2 peppers (1 red, 1 orange- halved and seeded)
1 whole garlic bulb (cut 1/4 inch off the top)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon herbs de provence
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound linguini
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup ricotta salata cubed
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
Parmesan cheese for garnish
What you'll do:
Place tomatoes, pepper halves, and garlic clove (clove side exposed- see here) on greased pan. Rub olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper on each piece. Roast in over on 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. When vegetables are done, remove the peppers and garlic from pan. Keep tomatoes in oven but turn it off. Meanwhile, boil water and add pasta. As it cooks, put the roasted peppers and removed tender cloves in a blender. Blend until a smooth sauce has been created. When pasta is cooked, remove and drain. In the same pot put the tomatoes in and mash them. Add the pepper garlic sauce. Then add the pasta. Put a tablespoon of butter in the pot as well and stir it up! When sauce has coated everything, add the ricotta salata cubes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir again. Serve with fresh basil and parmesan cheese. SO GOOD!
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