Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Had lunch at the Blue Mesa Grill in Addison, TX...some of the best Southwestern food I have eaten...I didn't get to try this, but it sounds delicious. Their recipes are posted at bluemesagrill.com...all times are estimated.
- 1 slice bacon, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup yellow onion, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 cups tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 1⁄2 cups corn kernels, fresh roasted, cut off the cobb (save a bit for garnish)
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 cup light cream
- salt, to tasted
- black pepper, fresh ground to taste
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, seasoned, grilled and cut into pieces
- 1 lb fettuccine pasta
- parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil.
- Drop in the fettucine and cook until aldente.
- Drain in a collander.
- Meanwhile, saute' the bacon in a large skillet until lightly browned.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent -- do not let the garlic brown.
- Stir in the chile powder, tomato puree, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and boullion cube.
- Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce for about 4 - 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the ingredients thicken slightly.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Place 1 cup of the roasted corn and the 1/2 cup water in a blender and puree.
- Add the pureed corn, 1/2 cup whole roasted corn kernels, and the cream to the skillet with the tomato sauce and mix well.
- Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Return the sauce to a low heat and add the pasta and toss until well-coated.
- Mound the pasta on individual plates and arrange chicken pieces on top.
- Garnish with grated cheese and a few roasted corn kernels.
This dish had an interesting flavor. My husband's exact words..."This tastes like BB-Q pasta....." It was ok but I must admit I was a little disappointed it didn't taste better with all the ingredients this recipe called for as well as the semi-elaborate prep work involved. My suggestion would be to cut down on the chili powder a bit. It overpowers.