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Acquasale (Sweet Pepper Sauce)


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Appetizer Italian Main dish Pasta Sauces

Ingredients:

  • 3 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • 3 Red bell peppers, roasted, - ribs, membranes & seeds - removed & cut into 1/2" - slices
  • 2 md Tomatoes, seeded & cut into - chunks
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Fresh breadcrumbs, optional

Directions:

Warm the olive oil in a large heavy saute pot. Add the red onion & saute over a low heat until the onion becomes limp & translucent. Add the garlic & saute briefly. Stir in the pepper strips & sweat them over low heat for 20 to 25 minutes. Add the tomatoes & salt & cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Put the mixture in a food processor & pulse about 30 times. DO NOT PUREE. If it seems too moist, add the breadcrumbs. Serve either as an antipasto, or as a main dish with pasta or polenta. Or, add stock & serve as a soup. Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V5 #024 by "John Weber" <hdbrer@ibm.net> on Jan 24, 98