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spicy orecchiette pasta

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Yum.  This pasta dish is nicely spicy but super light for your late spring/early summer menus.  It also makes for a great take-along dish…just reheat at your destination.  I was all excited to use my first-ever crop of jalapeño peppers as one of the ingredients that makes this dish awaken your palette!!

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It’s super easy to make – garlic, jalapeños, red bell peppers all sauteed together slowly and then bathed in a luxurious crème fraîche sauce.  Most grocery stores now carry crème fraîche…..look for it near the sour cream or head out to your local specialty market.  You can find orechiette pasta at your grocery store as well – orecchiette means “little ears” in Italian but it also looks remarkably like Quisp breakfast cereal if you all remember that from a time long ago (thank you Lafe Low for pointing that out).  Actually, Quisp cereal has been resurrected and can be found at my local The Fresh Market!  Who knew?!?

So just add the pasta to the skillet and toss….bringing up all the goodness from the bottom.  And dive in.

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admin - Thank you Monet!

Monet - This is beautiful. Such a fresh and vibrant spring/summer salad!

Kim - Liv Life - Stunning photos Stacey… and a brilliant recipes!! Who doesn’t love a simple pasta?? This one goes up there as a keeper!

admin - Thank you so much Kim!!!

Kim - Liv Life - Oh my!! I’ve been craving pasta lately and this photo just drew me in. Beautiful!!!

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