This month’s Improv Challenge? Tomatoes & Peppers -two veggies that are constantly showing up in my CSA share week after week and I am certainly not complaining. So the question was what to make? I decided to keep it simple in true Italian style.
This recipe is actually a bit of a mashup between two styles of pasta sauces: all’Arrabbiata (“angry” sauce), which features hot peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions and all”Amatricianna, which features pork, tomatoes and pecorino cheese. For this sauce, I used a mix of hot peppers from my CSA share, which I roasted, some lovely heirloom tomatoes and diced prosciutto. If you wanted to make this vegetarian, swap smoked paprika for the prosciutto to get that smoky flavor.
These type of sauces work best with a thicker pasta like bucatini, penne or fusilli (an aside – I always think of Fusilli Jerry anytime I use the corkscrew pasta.)
What’s your favorite way to enjoy summertime tomatoes and peppers? See the thumbnails below for many more recipe ideas!