My sweet bell pepper pasta

Summer is the season of fresh vegetables: colourful, crisp, energy giving, cheerful, healthy and refreshing. Do yourself a favour and make the most extensive possible use of this natural abundance in your cooking! So make space for aubergines, courgettes, onions, sweet peppers of all kinds and of all colours, and for all the wonderful, tempting and tasty dishes: stuffed vegetable rolls, vegetables cooked in the oven, au gratin, sautéed, or used as the main ingredient of lovely risotto or pasta. There are innumerable vegetable recipes: some include meat and some don’t - to the delight of our vegetarian friends! Today we are at the height of the sweet bell pepper season, which bring joy, colour and health to our cookery. Today’s recipe is for spaghetti with bell pepper sauce, tasty, colourful and made even more delicious by the delicately aromatic flavour of the red onion.

Ingredients

  • spaghetti 200 grams
  • bell peppers 400 grams Red and yellow
  • raisins 10 grams
  • pine nuts 10 grams
  • Tropea red onions 50 grams
  • sugar
  • salt
  • oil
  • white wine
Information
45 minutes Total time
50 minutes Active time
Serves 2 persons
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Preparation

Cut the peppers into slices and remove their seeds. Put the peppers in a baking dish, season with salt and pour over some olive oil, then put them in the oven at 220°C for 40 minutes. Cut the red onion into thin wedges. Fry the onion in a pan, caramelising it with the sugar, salt and a dash of white wine. Peel the peppers after they have finished cooking in the oven, then cut them into small pieces. Put the pasta on to boil. Fry the pine nuts in a pan with the remaining oil from the onions. Warm through the pieces of sweet pepper together with the pine nuts, raisins, and salt. Serve the spaghetti mixed with the sauce and decorated with three segments of cooked onion.

Tips
The red peppers are great raw, perfect for dips, in crunchy salads or with cold rice salads. The yellow peppers lend themselves very well to long cooking, especially in recipes such as meat stews. As for the greens ones, there's nothing better than frying them!
Trivia
The pepper has extraordinary properties for toning up! The green ones are great for cleansing your body, yellow ones are fabulous antioxidants, while the red ones are richer in nutrients and much more satisfying. In short, everyone in the family will have their favourite pepper!

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