Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spicy Macaroni in Tomato Bell Pepper Sauce

For those of you who are new to my blog, the husband's not a pasta fan and so very often, when he was not going to be home for dinner, I'd experiment with different pasta recipes, thoroughly enjoying my dinner for one!

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

Ingredients:

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)
Olive oil
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

Method:

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.

15 comments:

  1. Thats looking so colorful and yummy.. i am going to grab the plate

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  2. wow, thatz really been good ..

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  3. Oh i love pastas and with bell peppers its perfect!! never tried wine in pasta..hmm will try next time!!

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  4. I really feel for you for your hubby not beeing a fan of pasta. I woudld be in pure desperation if hubby didn't like pasta.
    You can always ask me over to have pasta when you make them. :-)

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  5. Oh wow an flavourful and yum recipe.

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  6. Wow looks delicious! Though I'm not a pasta fan I would certainly go for it if its prepared in a nice way with spices just like you have done!

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  7. good one..with all the spices..it got an indian flair to it!!

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  8. I just made some mac and cheese a few days ago. Pasta always makes for a filling and comforting meal.

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  9. Wow tomato bell peeper sauce with macaroni and that too spicy oh god it looks lovely and I am tempted!!!

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  10. We love pasta any way as long as it is vegetarian. You should be happy now both of you can curl up in front of the TV with a warm pasta dinner.:)

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  11. Mmmm Tomato bell pepper sauce sounds awesome!

    I have to say i kinda got scared reading the Burnt Butter cake, but reading thru it, made me really crave to have a little taste of it:)

    sorry do not get to visit as often, got really busy with both my DD too many activities.. dream of a quiet summer vacation went up in the air, or rather driving them around:-(

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