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Penne With Peppers Almonds And Garlic

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Ingredients
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), unpeeled
  Roasted sweet red peppers/Two 7 ounces jars roasted red peppers, drained 3 Small, cored, seeded, and peeled (1 Jar)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Blanched almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (To Taste)
  Ground red cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Penne/Ziti / fusilli 1 Pound
  Minced parsley 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Wrap the garlic in 1 aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes or until the package feels soft when pressed or put the garlic in a glass measuring cup, cover with plastic food wrap, and microwave on high (100 percent power) for 1 minute.
When cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins.
2 In a food processor or blender, whirl the garlic, roasted peppers, water, almonds, bread crumbs, vinegar, oil, salt, and ground red pepper for 1 minute or until the mixture is pureed but still has texture.
3 Bringa stockpot of unsalted waterto a boil and cook the penne for 8 minutes or until tender but still firm to the bite.
Meanwhile, transferthe sauce to a medium-size saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Drain the pasta and transfer it to a warm serving bowl.
Add the sauce and parsley and toss to coat.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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