Well, we did go back to Seattle for a wedding back in May. This time we picked up a half pound each of Sweet Potato Pappardelle and Fanciful Fruit Blend. We finally decided to try out an actual recipe from the website: Red and Yellow Pepper Sweet Potato Pasta. . Recipe was altered a little bit, but not THAT much
- 1/2 lb Sweet Potato Pappardelle Pasta
- 3 T extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 c grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 c water
- 1 T fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 T fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 T red wine vinegar
- 1/2 c three cheese blend (asiago, parmesan, romano), shredded
- Salt and pepper
- 2 chicken breast (we used thinly cut portions)
- Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente (10-12 minutes).
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet. Add garlic and saute until sizzling and fragrant. Don’t burn!
- Add peppers and tomato and water. Cook until peppers are “tender-crisp” (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a NEW skillet (or transfer veggies to a dish and use the other skillet). Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and pan-fry until cooked (about 5 minutes per side).
- Once pasta is cooked to desired done-ness, drain and add to veggie mixture. Also add the chopped herbs (tarragon and parsley), red wine vinegar, cheese, and remaining 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Toss well to mix flavors.
- Serve with chicken breast and extra cheese if desired.
- I never knew that tarragon smells like licorice. I love the smell of licorice, but hate the taste. Good thing it didn’t taste like licorice.
- The pappardelle was about a 14-16 inches long dry… but once it was cooked, it expanded to over about 2 feet long!!
- Even though there is A LOT of garlic in this recipe, the taste of garlic is very slight, not overpowering.
- This recipe would also work adding mushrooms and/or caramelized onions and using sausage instead of chicken. But the flavors would be much stronger/bolder. This dish was very simple and “clean” tasting.
- We had dinner with a bottle of 2010 Lips Of Faith La Folie by New Belgium. It worked really well with the dish.
- When all is done, let someone else do the dishes!