Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce

Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce

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Romans often make this delicate preparation of pasta tossed with a lightly flavoured red pepper sauce spiked with herbs and jalapenos. As with many recipes where there are a few ingredients, it is the quality of the ingredients which makes the difference between a mediocre dish and an exceptional one. Choose firm and deep red coloured peppers, as they are sweeter and more concentrated in flavour. The result will be a more flavourful and brighter coloured sauce. You can replace the fusilli with any other short pasta like penne, conchiglie. You can even try the red pepper sauce with a filled pasta like tortellini or ravioli. The choice is yours.

Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce recipe - How to make Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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3 cups cooked fusilli
2 cups red capsicum cubes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno
black pepper powder to taste
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

For The Garnish
1 tsp fresh cream
1 tbsp grated processed cheese

  1. Combine the red capsicum and 2 cups of hot water in a bowl, cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the onion-garlic mixture to the soft capsicum and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Pour the prepared sauce in a broad non-stick pan, add the salt, jalapeno, cream, mixed herbs and pepper powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the fusilli, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the grated cheese and mix well.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with fresh cream and cheese.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy218 cal
Protein5.7 g
Carbohydrates27.7 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat9.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A81.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.4 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B32.6 mg
Vitamin C2.3 mg
Folic Acid7 mcg
Calcium48.9 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.2 mg
Potassium74.9 mg
Zinc0.5 mg
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Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce
 on 26 Nov 19 09:38 AM

Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce
 on 02 Nov 18 03:04 PM

for how long can the saufe b kept can it b kept without refrigeration
Tarla Dalal
02 Nov 18 03:56 PM
   Hi Divya, Not more than a day.
Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce
 on 04 Jan 16 12:00 PM

I love the flavour of red capsicum. This pasta recipe has an amazing flavour of it. The sauce is something different from the red sauce pasta we generally have. Nice recipe overall. Worth giving a try.
Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce
 on 20 May 13 09:41 AM

I had not thought of a red capsicum sauce, but I tried it and it was truly amazing. I added a few veggies like corn, carrots and green capsicum also to the pasta to make it more wholesome.