Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Warm and Spicy Pasta Caprese

Here's a spicy version of my Hot Pasta...Raw Sauce recipe... this time with a few hot peppers and fresh mozzarella.

4 cups seeded diced tomatoes
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbl red wine vinegar
3 Hungarian hot peppers or 4 to 6 jalapenos
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 ounces spaghetti or linguini
Chicken broth for cooking the pasta
6 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into a small dice
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper for serving if desired

Roast the peppers on a grill or stove top.  Cover, cool, peel, seed and cut into a fine diced.
Combine the peppers, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl and park on the counter for a few hours ( or even more ).
Cook the pasta in the chicken broth according to package directions.
Combine the hot pasta with the tomato sauce and stir in the cheese and basil.
Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
Note:  Cook the pasta in water for a vegetarian version.

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