Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Fast Food

No, not that kind! :-)

Several weeks ago I was sent some samples of Bertolli pasta sauce through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program. For weeks the sauce was sitting on my kitchen counter, and I was thinking of making something “great” with it. But somehow, I never got around to planning something “great.”

Bertolli Sauce 01
Today when I was just getting ready to “throw together lunch,” I saw the sauce yet again and decided to use it for a very fast and simple dish. While the dish is extremely simple and fast, it is also quite delicious. I used the  Bertolli Arrabbiata sauce, and it had a nice spiciness and went perfectly with the baby peppers and shrimp I paired it with.

  • 10 baby sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1 green garlic stalk, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Cooked, leftover garlic shrimp
  • 1 jar Bertolli Arrabbiata sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Brown rice spaghetti
  • Cilantro
What I Did
  • I started by sautéing the peppers and garlic in some olive oil.
  • Then I added the pasta sauce and simmered everything for about 12 minutes.
  • In the meantime, I boiled the pasta.
  • When the pasta was almost done, I took the pasta sauce off the heat and added the leftover shrimp to heat them through.
  • Then, I squeezed the juice of one lemon into the sauce. 
  • Finally, I tossed the cooked pasta with the sauce and added the cilantro.
Bertolli Sauce 02
Bertolli Sauce 03
Bertolli Sauce 04

Yes, this was truly fast food and a great way to use the sauce! The teenager and I each had a portion for lunch, and we both really liked it. And there is plenty left for the “boys” for dinner tonight… I love it when I don’t have to worry about dinner in the late afternoon… :-)

Questions: What’s your favorite “fast food?” What did you have for lunch today? 

Be well,