Fettuccini With Sweet Peppers And Pine Nuts Recipe
1 (16-ounce) package uncooked fettuccini pasta
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 large sweet yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
1 large sweet red bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
1 large sweet orange bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh parsley or basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1/4 cup capers, drained
1 tablespoon coarse salt or coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly-ground black pepper or to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions: drain and return to pan to keep warm. Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.
In a large, heavy skillet heat the olive oil. Add garlic and bell peppers (yellow, red, and orange), and cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. Add pine nuts and cook approximately 4 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Gradually stir in basil or parsley. Add olives and capers and heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a serving bowl, toss the sauce mixture with prepared pasta.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.