Orecchiette With Hot Sausage and Roasted Red & Yellow Pepper

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat broiler.
  • Place peppers, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 4 inches from heat until charred, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or brown paper bags; steam 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Using a paper towel, rub off pepper skins, reserving any juices in bowl.
  • Thinly slice peppers crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; return to bowl; set aside.
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions.
  • Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic until it turns golden (50 seconds).
  • Cook sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add roasted peppers; cook until heated through.
  • Transfer sausage mixture to bowl; add pasta, butter, reserved pasta water, and Parmesan.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Serve with a robust wine, a loaf of Italian bread(to sop up all the juices) & a salad of arugula(for that nice peppery flavor!).
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