Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Spicy Macaroni in Tomato Bell Pepper Sauce
Sigh...it seeems, though, that now I will no longer be able to enjoy my pasta dinners alone, curled up in front of the T.V.
For I made this spicy macaroni, Terradaze was thoroughly bowled over and now has developed a liking to pasta dinners!
Here's to pasta dinners for two....
<Spicy Macaroni in Tomato Bell Pepper Sauce
Chicken - 1 leg, de-doned and cut into bite sized cubes
Green bell pepper - 1, cut into cubes
Tomato - 1 large, de-seeded and cut into cubes
Garlic - 2 cloves, sliced
Fresh/dried basil - 1 tbsp (or more)
Cream - 1/3 cup
White wine - 2 tbsp, optional
Grated cheese - 1 tbsp
for the marinade:
whisk together 2 tsp honey, 1 tbsp white vinegar, 1/2 tsp chilli flakes, 1/2 crushed pepper , salt.
Macaroni - 1/2 cup
Marinate the chicken in the marinade for about an hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C.
In a roasting pan, add the chicken, tomato, bell pepper, a tbsp of olive oil, the basil, some salt and the sliced garlic. Bake until the chicken is cooked - stir a couple of times in between; this took me about 25 minutes.
In the same pan, add the cream, the cheese and the white wine. Return the pan to the oven, till the cream is heated through - about 2-3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
While the chicken is cooking, cook the macaroni al dente- I cook mine by adding a chicken stock cube to the water, alongwith some olive oil and salt. Drain and set aside.
Spoon the sauce over the macaroni and enjoy with a glass of red wine!!
Sending this to Daphne who is hosting this week's Presto Pasta Nights # 117, event started by Ruth.
This also goes to Priya who is hosting this month's AFAM : Bell Peppers, event started by Maheshwari.
It is not just about the ingredients or the recipe, good food happens when it is served with love!!