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A healthful pasta sauce flavored with roasted peppers and garlic from www.followthecook.blogspot.com
- Boil your pasta according to the directions on the box. Cook al dente (or until soft with a slight bite), and heavily salt the water. While the pasta is boiling, you can whip up your sauce. In a food processor, combine all remaining ingredients accept for the basil. Pulse until very smooth. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan over medium heat, and cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. You basically just need to cook the sauce long enough to heat it through, and allow the more pungent garlic flavors to mellow a bit. It should reduce slightly in volume. Towards the end of cooking, throw in one ladle of pasta water. The starch from the water will help to thicken the sauce and allow it to better stick to the pasta.
- Pour sauce over your cooked and drained noodles, and garnish with roughly chopped basil. This recipe would also be delicious with shrimp, or even chicken.