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One Dish Meal:tex Mex Pasta Recipe

December 4th, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 200gfettuccine
  2. 1tablespoon pure wessoncanola oil
  3. 2jalapeno peppers, washed and sliced
  4. 1/2mediumzucchini, washed and cut into juliennes
  5. 1smallred bell pepper, washed,halved,de-seeded and cut into juliennes
  6. 1smallyellow bell pepper, washed,halved,de-seeded and cut into juliennes
  7. 1smallgreen bell pepper
  8. 2tablespoonschili-flavored olive oil
  9. To serve

  10. 8-10tortilla chips
  11. 1cup gratedmozzarella cheese
  12. For salsa

  13. 4clovesgarlic, peeled,washed and crushed
  14. 1smallonion, peeled,washed and chopped
  15. 2 freshred chilies, stems removed,washed and chopped
  16. 1/2smallgreen bell pepper, washed,de-seeded and chopped
  17. fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped finely
  18. 1/2teaspooncumin seeds, dry roasted and ground to a powder
  19. 1 1/2tablespoonsoil
  20. 1teaspoonred chili powder
  21. 1cuptomato puree
  22. salt
  23. 1tablespoonfresh lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil 5 cups of water in a large pot.
  2. Add pasta to it.
  3. Cook pasta for 5-7 minutes or till it is a la dente{or firm to touch and just about ready to eat}.
  4. Stir it gently.
  5. Drain the hot water out and refresh the pasta with cold water.
  6. Apply oil and keep aside.
  7. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  8. Add garlic and onion.
  9. Saute until the raw smell of the garlic is gone and the onion and garlic are golden brown in colour.
  10. Add red chillies, bell peppers, cumin and red chilli powders and the tomato puree.
  11. Stir well.
  12. Mix in salt to taste.
  13. Cook for 3 minutes and then remove from flame.
  14. Allow to cool completely.
  15. Add lemon juice and corriander leaves.
  16. Heat chilli-flavoured olive oil in another pan.
  17. Add zucchini and red, yellow and green bell peppers’.
  18. Add salt to taste.
  19. Stir-fry for 4 minutes.
  20. Add the boiled pasta, saute it and keep aside.
  21. Pre-heat your oven now to 180C.
  22. Take a large baking dish.
  23. Spread salsa on it at the base.
  24. Crumble the tortilla chips and sprinkle them over the salsa.
  25. Spread pasta over this.
  26. Cover with the mozarella cheese.
  27. Place jalapeno peppers over the cheese layer.
  28. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 180C for 7 minutes or till the cheese melts completely.
  29. Serve hot.
  30. Enjoy!

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